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Bird Sightings

  • A sandhill crane<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • An osprey<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.

Uncommon breeding birds reported this week were hooded mergansers, American bitterns, ospreys, broad-winged hawks, Virginia rails, black-billed cuckoos, whip-poor-wills, alder flycatchers, willow flycatchers, horned larks, winter wrens, golden-crowned kinglets, mourning warblers, Canada warblers, worm-eating warblers, eastern meadowlarks, orchard orioles and purple finches.

A pectoral sandpiper and a white-rumped sandpiper were seen in Easthampton.

Five upland sandpiper and four grasshopper sparrows were found at Westover Air Reserve Base.

A common gallinule, a sora, 12 cliff swallow, and a marsh wren were reported in Lenox,

Three Swainson’s thrushes and 15 blackpoll warblers were found on Mount Greylock.

A sandhill crane continues to be seen in Worthington.

To report a bird sighting, please call the Voice of Audubon at (781)259-8805 and leave a message.

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