Birding in Massachusetts

Welcome to Birding in Massachusetts

Descriptions of eBird Hotspots in Massachusetts

Select Hotspots by County
Alphabetical list of Massachusetts Counties
Map of Massachuestts Counties

Select Hotspots from a List
Alphabetical Index of Massachusetts Hotspots
Use the alphabetical index when you don’t know the county of the hotspot

Click on a county name below to access information about
birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county

Massachusetts Counties

Barnstable
Berkshire
Bristol
Dukes
Essex
Franklin
Hampshire
Middlesex
Nantucket
Norfolk
Plymouth
Suffolk
Worcester

Please select county from list above. Clickable map is under development.

Massachusetts Organizations and Bird Clubs

Massachusetts Audubon Society
Massachusetts Avian Records Committee
Cape Cod Bird Club
Hampshire Bird Club
Forbush Bird Club
Athol Bird and Nature Club
Brookline Bird Club
Allen Bird Club
South Shore Bird Club
Hoffmann Bird Club

Books on Birding in Massachusetts

Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
Birds of New England by Wayne Petersen and Roger Burrows
Birding Western Massachusetts: A Habitat Guide by Robert Tougias

Use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot.
Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Massachusetts Statewide Bar Charts
All Months
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Spring Summer Fall Winter

Massachusetts Notable Bird Sightings

Explore Massachusetts in eBird
OverviewCountiesHotspotsRecent Visits
eBird Rare Bird Alert for Massachusetts
Top Massachusetts eBirders
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My eBird Massachusetts links
Life ListYear ListMonth List
Needs Alert (birds you have not seen in Massachusetts)
Never SeenNot Seen This Year

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Massachusetts. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Tips and How to Help

About eBird
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location
Corrections and How to Help

20 Top Birding Locations in Massachusetts

Plum Island
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Manomet Center
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Eastern Point–General Area
Fort Hill, Eastham
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge–Hellcat Dike
Crane Beach
Race Point
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Halibut Point State Park
Andrews Point, Rockport
Duxbury Beach
Gooseberry Neck
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge–Concord Unit
Sandy Neck
High Head, Pilgrim Heights
Tuckernuck Island
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge–Morris Island
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary


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