Welcome to Birding in Massachusetts

Where to Go Birding in Massachusetts

Alphabetical list of eBird Hotspots
Top eBird Hotspots
Massachusetts Notable Bird Sightings

Explore Massachusetts in eBird

Massachusetts eBird Portal

Overview – Counties – Hotspots – Recent Visits

Statewide Bar Charts
Entire Year – Spring – Summer – Fall – Winter
Illustrated Checklist

Top eBirders
All Time – Current Year

My eBird Links
Life List – Year List – Month List

Top eBird Hotspots

More Information

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


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.

Resources

All About Birds – online bird guide
Birds of the World
Alpha Codes (4-letter)
Code of Birding Ethics

eBirdeBird is a real-time, online checklist program that 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.

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

Massachusetts Notable Sightings
Birds reported to eBird in the last 7 days

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