|Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus ©Robert Royse http://www.roysephotos.com/index.html|
Number of bird species: 493
Birds of MassachusettsRichard R Veit and Wayne R Petersen Series: NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND SERIES 514 pages, b/w illus, maps. Massachusetts Audubon Society 1993
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Birds of Massachusetts Field Guideby Stan Tekiela Adventure Publications 2000
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Massachusetts Birdsby James Kavanagh - Waterford Press 2001
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Massachusetts Breeding Bird AtlasEdited by Wayne R Petersen and W Roger Meservey 441 pages, 198 col illus, 198 maps. University of Massachusetts Press 2003
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Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus
Allen Bird ClubWebsite
The Allen Bird Club serves area birders by providing a forum in which to develop their common interests and knowledge. Through club participation, members are kept current about interesting and unusual bird sightings as well as about topics and issues pertaining to bird identification, behavior, habitat, and environment. In addition to providing lectures at its monthly meetings from October through May, the Club maintains the Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge in Longmeadow, schedules local and distant field trips year-round, conducts annual bird censuses, and publishes Birds of Western Massachusetts, containing seasonal field records...
Athol Bird & Nature ClubWebsite
The Athol Bird and Nature Club was formed in 1963 to enhance the appreciation of natural history in the North Quabbin Region. Founded by Robert Coyle, an eighth grade science teacher at the Athol Junior High School, the Club was a spin-off of the science curriculum which included studies in astronomy, geology, geography, and field ornithology...
Audubon Society in MassachusettsWebsite
Audubon's local chapters can bring you bird walks, advocacy campaigns, nature outings, educational programs and other events. And with more than 500 chapters around the country, there's likely to be one nearby... not so in Massachusetts - not chapters
Brookline Bird ClubWebsite
The Brookline Bird Club, commonly known as the BBC, is the largest and one of the oldest of the many bird clubs in Massachusetts. Membership is opened to all who are interested in birds and nature...
Cape Cod Bird ClubWebsite
Welcome to the website of the Cape Cod Bird Club, Inc., an organization whose members are dedicated to the protection and conservation of the bird life and natural resources of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and beyond...
Eastern Massachusetts Hawk WatchInformation
Founded in 1976, EMHW is an all-volunteer, member-based organization whose mission is to promote the study, conservation and preservation of hawks locally and on a continental scale by monitoring migration in Massachusetts; to share data for research and conservation purposes; to promote education and awareness of the identification of hawks and the issues related to migrating hawks and to instill an appreciation for hawks in general...
Essex County Greenbelt AssociationWebsite
The Essex County Greenbelt Association is a member supported nonprofit land trust that has conserved nearly 14,000 acres of land in Essex County. Greenbelt works with local communities and landowners to acquire and protect ecological areas, farmland and scenic vistas. One of our major goals is the creation of "greenbelts" consisting of river, trail, and other natural corridors, coastal systems and visually intact landscapes...
Forbush Bird ClubWebsite
The Forbush Bird Club was established in 1931, being named after Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929), author of Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States (1925), and state ornithologist from 1908-1920. The aim of the Forbush Bird Club is to promote the study of birds with relation to their distribution, ecology, food requirements and population; and to promote a desire for the conservation of all our natural resources...
Hampshire Bird ClubWebsite
The Hampshire Bird Club, founded in 1984, is a good source of information for bird watching newcomers as well as for the more experienced birder. Our members range from the casual observer to the avian-possessed. Members receive monthly mailings describing regular programs, field trips and bird related events in the area, have access to the ever-expanding lending library and can have a place on the Rare Bird Alert telephone tree if desired...
Hoffmann Bird ClubWebsite
The Hoffmann Bird Club was established in 1940 with a mission of promoting the study of birds in Berkshire County. The club was founded under the auspices of the Berkshire Museum. and named in honor of Ralph Hoffmann a naturalist who was born in Berkshire County...
Manomet Centre for Conservation SciencesWebsite
As one of the nation’s oldest non-profit environmental research organizations, Manomet is dedicated to conserving natural resources for both humans and wildlife. Through science and public engagement, Manomet works to integrate society’s social, economic, and environmental values into enduring, sustainable systems that will support the needs of present and future generations...
Massachusetts Audubon SocietyWebsite
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 34,000 acres of conservation land, provide educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Mass Audubon's mission and actions have expanded since our beginning in 1896 when our founders set out to stop the slaughter of birds for use on women's fashions...
Massachusetts Avian Records CommitteeWebsite
The Massachusetts Avian Records Committee (MARC) was formed in 1989 for the purposes of evaluating, analyzing, archiving and sharing evidence supporting current and historical records of birds rare to the Commonwealth. We hope this website will be a valuable resource to fellow enthusiasts of bird distribution, as well as a fun place to rehash great finds and twitches or to catch up on what you've missed...
Massachusetts Bluebird AssociationWebsite
MBA is composed of people from all walks of life to promote, educate and actively participate in the conservation of the Eastern Bluebird in Massachusetts...
Massachusetts Land Trust CoalitionWebsite
All non-profit land trusts, conservation organisations and watershed associations in Massachusetts are welcome as members.
Medford Bird Club
The Medford Bird Club was established to prove that there are birds outside of Mount Auburn Cemetery and Essex County. These birders have no intention at this point to have meetings or to run trips, however we could always change our minds. In order to join the Medford Bird Club, you must be breathing (not necessarily on your own) and have $5...
Menotomy Bird ClubWebsite
Menotomy Bird Club is an association of people interested in birds and birding in the Mystic Valley watershed, in particular the areas in and around Arlington, Massachusetts. Our goal is to give every member, from beginner to expert, a way to better enjoy birds through meetings and expeditions in our own area...
Millers River Environmental CenterWebsite
An initiative of the Athol Bird and Nature Club
Nature Conservancy in MassachusettsWebsite
Terrific photos but the site is still in its early stages... Welcome to the home page of the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy! Here you'll find information on the many ways we're working with the people of the state and the nation to help preserve the diversity of living things by protecting the habitats - land, water, and air - in which they live...
South Shore Bird ClubWebsite
The South Shore Bird Club (SSBC) was founded in 1946 by Don West, a Quincy teacher. The first members were from the Quincy-Wollaston area and they set out to explore the birds and birding habitats of the South Shore of Massachusetts. Over the years the club has grown to a membership of 135, most of whom come from the south of Boston and north of Cape Cod, although the club has members from other parts of Massachusetts, from nearby states and even from as far west as Montana...
Stoughton Bird Club
The Bird Street Conservation Area is land set aside by the Town of Stoughton in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the US government. Historically, this parcel was a farm and remnants of the farmhouse foundation, the pond, and other features attest to this fact.. Note that this is a mixed use area, so it is possible to encounter dog walkers, horse and bicycle riders, and joggers. On many of our visits, however, we see no other people...
Sudbury Valley TrusteesWebsite
Sudbury Valley Trustees is a voluntary association of individuals, families, and businesses committed to protecting wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers for the benefit of present and future generations.
Trustees of ReservationsWebsite
This web site is your window into the diverse work of The Trustees of Reservations, the nation's oldest private, state-wide conservation and preservation organisation. Since 1891, we have protected over 33,000 acres of land in Massachusetts, including 82 public reservations representing many of the state's most scenic, ecologically rich, and historically important landscapes...
Wing Island Bird Banding StationInformation
The Wing Island Bird Banding Station has been in operation since September 2000. The station is sponsored by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA and is situated on 80 acres abutting a sprawling salt marsh and 300 acres of conservation land...
Cape Cod Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, was founded in 1954. Our mission is to encourage and advance understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning. The museum is housed in a 17,000 square foot building on its own 80-acre site and abutted by 320 acres of town- and Conservation-owned land...
Broad Meadow Brook SanctuaryWebsite
There are many different types of birds that have been seen on the Broad Meadow Brook sanctuary grounds. Over 160 have been sighted at Broad Meadow Brook...
Fresh Pond ReservationInformation
Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation is a citizens group whose purpose is to enhance and protect the natural environment of Fresh Pond Reservation through education and community participation. Started during the winter of 2001-2002, the group has offered activities at the Reservation including three Winter Tree Identification Walks, and an evening called Reflections on the Pond, where participants shared their artwork and personal experiences. Plans for future events include a Birds Nest Survey, guided bird, wildflower, tree and insect walks, and other activities suggested by members...
Mashpee National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
Located on Cape Cod, the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge represents a new and unique partnership approach toward preserving wildlife habitat. In April 1995 the towns of Mashpee and Falmouth celebrated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the nine Partners who joined together in the establishment of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge.
Massachusetts State Forests and ParksWebsite
One of the smallest states in the nation, Massachusetts has one of the largest state park systems. Wherever you go, you are always near a state park.
Monomoy National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge consists of North and South Monomoy Islands and a portion of Morris Island. Its 2,750 acres are predominantly barrier beach island of sand dunes, freshwater ponds, and salt and freshwater marshes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protects and manages Monomoy as habitat for wildlife, with a special emphasis on migratory birds. Many of these migratory species nest here, and a variety of species native to the area also inhabit the refuge....
Mount Auburn CemeteryInformation
Founded in 1831 by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Mount Auburn was the first landscaped cemetery in America and was influential in the creation of America's public parks. It is still an active cemetery but also serves as an arboretum, a museum of sculpture, and a wildlife sanctuary.
Parker River National Wildlife RefugeInformation
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. The refuge occupies 4,662 acres on the southern two-thirds of Plum Island, a barrier island on the Northeast coast of Massachusetts...
Silvio O Conte National Fish and Wildlife RefugeWebsite
The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is no ordinary Refuge! The Connecticut River watershed, 7.2 million acres in four states, is larger and more heavily populated than areas usually considered when creating a refuge...
U.S.F.W. Refuges in MassachusettsWebsite
...exactly what it says on the tin...
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife SanctuaryInformation
Wellfleet Bay’s woodlands, salt marsh, barrier beach and heath lands attract a wide variety of wildlife, especially songbirds and shorebirds. Five miles of scenic trails wind through these habitats and provide a lovely view of Cape Cod. In addition, the beginning of the Goose Pond trail is universally accessible. The sanctuary’s nature center is a modern example of “green” architecture, including passive solar heating and composting toilets. Inside, the nature center features two 700-gallon aquariums that introduce you to the sanctuary’s salt marsh tidal organisms and our freshwater life as well...
2006 [August] - Chis Hill - Cape CodReport
...I was staying in South Yarmouth, which is situated in the mid-Cape next to the Bass River and the location acted as a good base for the week as it meant that travelling to any birding spots didn’t involve only any overly lengthy journeys. Common birds in this leafy town included DOWNY WOODPECKER, SONG SPARROW, RED TAILED HAWK, NORTHERN CARDINAL, BLUE JAY, MOURNING DOVE, BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE, CHIMNEY SWIFT, AMERICAN ROBIN, COMMON GRACKLE and the ubiquitous HOUSE SPARROW...
2009 [May] - Andrew BirchReport
...We were staying at a beach rental house near Tom Nevers pond on the far southeast corner of the island. Often migrants could be found first thing in the hedgerow around our clifftop house. Each morning, I would walk the beach road between Tom Nevers and Siasconset checking gardens along the way. Siasconset was often very birdy with the tall trees. Thanks to the book Birding Nantucket (see below) I found some of the best areas including the famous cherry tree that was often quite productive. On the whole, the weather was windy but sunny. The first day (5/18) was a bit rainy but 5/19 was warm and sunny. Although the birding wasn’t fantastic, I did enjoy a nice array of migrants for my efforts...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Essex River CruisesTour Operator
Discover the saltmarshes, wildlife...
Pelagics - New England SeabirdsTour Operator
To promote pelagic birding and the conservation of seabirds in New England. Natural history of the seabirds and something about the whales and dolphins. Where to see pelagic birds from land and how to take a pelagic trip. Visiting seabird colonies in Maine, Nova Scotia, eastern Canada and Newfoundland. Hints for taking your first pelagic trip. Reports of birds seen. Not for profit, no sales, no advertising.
Captain Farris HouseAccommodation
Captain Farris House 308 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, In Bass River Village 15 minutes away from Hyannis, 508-760-2818, A unique bed & breakfast inn voted 'One of New England's Best' by Fodor's and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All accommodations have large, private bathrooms, private phone, private entrances, fine bath amenities, and some have fireplaces and sundecks.
Carriage House Inn - ChathamAccommodation
Welcome to the Carriage House Inn, a romantic Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts. Our B&B is about a mile from Chatham Light Beach and a half mile from downtown Chatham, MA...
Clark Tavern Inn B&BAccommodation
The inn's tranquil surroundings include a graceful water garden, a large built-in swimming pool, a beckoning hammock, and lots of outdoor sitting areas perfect for quiet moments. A screened-in patio is a splendid place to enjoy a candle lit breakfast al fresco while watching the birds attend their morning rounds...
Inn at Cape CodAccommodation
Our Inn is located in the historic district of Yarmouth Port, MA and abuts 250 acres of Cape Cod conservation land and 50 acres of walking trails. We are also down the street from Grey`s beach boardwalk (marsh land) which is home to birds of all kinds. Including sightings of a Merlin spotted on the Osprey pole near Gray`s Beach...
Isaiah Hall B&B InnAccommodation
The location is ideal for exploring all the Cape has to offer in under an hour. But for those looking to relax and escape the every day hassles the Inn`s beautiful gardens are a great place to decompress. Our quiet location means you are more likely to hear the sound of birds than the sound of traffic...
Isaiah Jones Homestead B&B - SandwichAccommodation
We are a small Bed and Breakfast located in Sandwich about a mile from the Sandwich Boardwalk over the salt marsh...
Plum Island Luxury Vacation RentalAccommodation
Brand new contemporary house built directly on Plum Island basin. Directly across the street from the ocean as well. Terrific vacation spot. Taking reservations for June 2002 and beyond... great birding locations...
Quince Tree HouseAccommodation
Georgian-Colonial B&B on historic Cape Cod. Two-Room suites offering spacious elegance with central air, wireless computer access, queen beds, fireplaces, and a full three-course breakfast. Located less than 1 mile from Cape Cod Bay...
Wrangling Brook Farm B&BAccommodation
Enjoy a glass of wine and conversation with your fellow guests and innkeepers. You may prefer a quiet opportunity to watch the birds or read in the living room, on the deck or by the swimming pool...
Arlington BirdsMailing List
To post to list:ArlingtonBirds@topica.com
To subscribe to list:ArlingtonBirdsemail@example.com
Arlington Birds is an email discussion group for people interested in birds in and around Arlington, Massachusetts. We welcome and encourage participation by all...
This site has already done for Massachusetts what the Fat Birder is trying to do for the world. It is the most comprehensive set of birding links I know of for any US State. Very well presented and a joy to visit.
Forays into the World of BirdingBlog
Posts and sightings of the occasional forays into the wild world of bird watching, enjoying nature, getting a little exercise and reporting what amazing birds there are out there to see here in the Bay State and abroad...
I'm taking a vacation. My job ended on August 14th in MA and I'm ready to take my interest in birding across the U.S. At this point, I'm going to use this blog as a means of recollecting the birds, places, and friends that I see on this journey. My year American Birding Association checklist started on September 1st 2009…
Another birder that is now blogging
Birds, birding and travel from the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Western Massachusetts...
A beginning birder just trying to make some noise...
The Curious BirderBlog
I live in Central Massachusetts and enjoy birding, hiking and the great outdoors. I Wish there were more hours in the day for less work and more play…
The Daily Bird New England - Alexander DunnBlog
A seasonal site for watchers of New England birds - The Daily Bird is like a "word-of-the-day" calendar for beginner bird watchers. Each day a single entry will describe a species of bird that can be observed or topic relevant to the time of year…
Tom Pirro - Birding North Central MassachusettsBlog
General birding mostly from new England (USA)…
Bird Observer is a bimonthly journal dedicated to enhancing the understanding, observation and enjoyment of birds. We strive to cover all of New England with articles on bird finding, behavior, populations, and other information of interest to birders and ornithologists. We feature superb art and current book reviews. In addition, we publish the avian sightings records for Massachusetts.
Birds of New EnglandWebsite
Some excellent photographs... Over 200 species of birds either breed, are resident, or winter in New England. This includes both inland birds and coastal birds. Some of these birds have a small New England range (for example, the Acadian Flycatcher) and other birds are found throughout the region.
Cape Cod ConnectionWebsite
A very comprehensive list of birding links
Central Massachusetts Bird UpdateWebsite
This compilation is now actively in operation. It contains daily updated bird sightings from central Massachusetts, mostly Worcester County. To contribute a sighting, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rick Quimby at (508) 835-6567 and leave a message. Please leave your name and the time and date of your call, along with particulars of the sighting. This is not intended as a chat line, so please confine your submissions to recent bird sightings that will be of interest to Worcester County birders. Material posted on this web site may not be republished in any format without the permission of the author(s).
Checklist - Birds of MassachusettsChecklist
Dick Walton's Home PageWebsite
Plenty to interest the entomologists as well as birders...
Ellie Miller's Birding PageWebsite
The most striking homepages in design I have come across as well as interest for birders...
Joe and Caz's Birding PagesWebsite
some of the birds you may find in and around the Mystic Lakes in Medford, Massachusetts...
Lisa Shea's Birding in MassachusettsWebsite
I've always loved the outdoors and birds, camping, hiking, mountain biking. When I moved in with my boyfriend, Bob, in Sutton Massachusetts in 1995 it seemed that I'd entered a birder's paradise.
Marj Rine's Birding PagesWebsite
Birding around Arlington - with many photographs.
The Where do you want to go birding today... pages for Massachusetts
Nesting Barred Owls: see photos in the nestWebsite
You are cordially invited to share in the adventures of a pair of Northern Barred Owls (Strix varia varia) as they raise their family in a nest box in Eastern Massachusetts. Rest assured that all of the pictures and sounds that you will experience are being obtained through owl-friendly methods.
Artist - Catherine McClungGallery
decorative bird paintings etc...
Gallery - Migration Productions - Shawn P CareyGallery
Greetings friends of birds. My name is Shawn Carey and with several of my friends I have put together Migration Productions. Working in the audio-visual field I have access to the equipment as well as the people to put together high quality shows using 35mm slide photography and accompanying sound tracks. Migration Productions is a team of people with different talents in the audio-visual field that I've brought together to create multi-image slide presentations on birds.
Photographer - Jim FentonGallery
Wildlife and landscapes are my passion and I spend much of my non-working (real job) time shooting photos nearby to where I live and in selected areas across the country. Many of these images are captured in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and particularly in the Parker River Watershed, and Plum Island and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge...
Photographer - Joe Sutherland - Sutherland BirdsGallery
Bird photography with some really fine images…
Photographer - Rob WhitingGallery
Rob Whiting's Wildlife gallery…
Photographer - Sean T NoonanGallery
...stnphotography.com is a blend of photography and birding, my two obsessions...
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