Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society:
Weather conditions over the next several days should be ideal for hawk watching, especially for spotting migrating broad-winged hawks. Elevated locations with clear views to the north are good places to observe these high-flying migrants.
►Plum Island: three Eurasian wigeons; 12 blue-winged teal; one northern shoveler; 40 green-winged teal; two pied-billed grebes; one American bittern; one American avocet at Stage Island Pool; 50 white-rumped sandpipers; one Baird’s sandpiper; four pectoral sandpipers; four dunlin; one black skimmer; four empidonax flycatchers; one Philadelphia vireo; warblers including northern waterthrush, northern parula, yellow, magnolia, blackpoll, prairie, and Wilson’s; and one lark sparrow in the Sandy Point parking lot.
►Revere: 1,300 semipalmated sandpipers, 58 white-rumped sandpipers, one buff-breasted sandpiper, and three black skimmers.
►Concord: 30 blue-winged teal, two pied-billed grebes, three soras, and six pectoral sandpipers.
►Duxbury Beach: one brant, three American golden-plovers, four piping plovers, three willets, 500 sanderlings, 575 semipalmated sandpipers, and 76 short-billed dowitchers.
► Halifax/Middleboro: two solitary sandpipers, three Connecticut warblers, one Lincoln’s sparrow, and six indigo buntings seen at the Cumberland Farms fields on the border between the towns.
►Chatham: 1,200 black-bellied plovers, 600 semipalmated plovers, 22 American oystercatchers, five willets, four whimbrels, seven Hudsonian godwits, 150 red knots, 20 dunlin, three buff-breasted sandpipers, two black terns, eight Forster’s terns, and three parasitic jaegers.
►Miscellaneous reports: one brant, 40 blue-winged teal, and one American oystercatcher on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor; two common nighthawks in Ipswich; one yellow-billed cuckoo in Natick; and one lark sparrow in Salisbury.
For more information about bird sightings or to report bird sightings, call Mass. Audubon at 781-259-8805 or go to www.mass audubon.org.