Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society: ► Shorebird migration is now in full swing and many species are being reported from a number of both coastal and inland locations. Some of the species currently being reported in greatest numbers include semipalmated plover, lesser yellowlegs, Hudsonian godwit, least sandpiper, and short-billed dowitcher, although smaller numbers of many other species are already arriving. The next three weeks should see the peak migration for adult shorebirds of many species.
► Martha’s Vineyard: two long-tailed jaegers, 14 Cory’s shearwaters, 700 great shearwaters, six manx shearwaters, 600 Wilson’s storm-petrels, 45 Leach’s storm-petrels, and one pomarine jaeger.
► Provincetown: one mixed flock of several hundred Cory’s, great, sooty, and manx shearwaters, three parasitic, and one long-tailed jaeger.
► Chatham: one whimbrel, one marbled godwit, 60 willets, 10 red knots, six white-rumped sandpipers, three dunlin, one curlew sandpiper in non-breeding plumage, 700 short-billed dowitchers, two Wilson’s phalaropes, and one black skimmer.
► Concord: three great egrets, one least bittern, one solitary sandpiper, one pectoral sandpiper, and one Virginia rail.
► South Chatham: one brant, one tricolored heron, one Forster’s tern, and one black skimmer.
► Miscellaneous reports: one summering brant in Duxbury, one yellow-crowned night-heron in South Dartmouth, one peregrine falcon in Fairhaven, 250 chimney swifts entering an evening roost in Bradford, and one dark-eyed junco in the Boston Public Garden.
For more information about bird sightings or to report bird sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org