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Birding in Massachusetts

Where to Go Birding in Massachusetts

Alphabetical list of Massachusetts Counties
Alphabetical list of Massachusetts Hotspots
Top Birding Locations in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Notable Bird Sightings

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Massachusetts Counties


20 Top Birding Locations in Massachusetts

Plum Island
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Manomet Bird Observatory
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

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.

Finding Birding Locations in Massachusetts

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.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Massachusetts Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Massachusetts Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

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

Tips and How to Help

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Corrections and How to Help

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