Bird Sightings

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Mass Breeding Bird Atlas

1974-1979 BBA Results
2007-2011 BBA Results

Books & Journals

Bird Observer (Journal)
Birding Cape Cod (book)
Birding Nantucket (book)
Vineyard Birds (book)
Bird Finding Guide to Western Massachusetts (book)
Birds and Birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery (book)
Google Books: download PDFs
Birds of the Cambridge Region (Brewster 1906)
Birds of Essex County (Townsend 1905)
Supplement to Birds of Essex County (Townsend 1920)
Birds of Springfield and Vicinity (Morris 1901)
Annotated List of Birds of Wellesley and Vicinity (Morse 1897)
Descriptive List of the Birds of Massachusetts (Samuels 1864)
Pocket List of the Birds of Eastern Massachusetts (Morse 1912)
Land-Birds and Game-Birds of New England (Minot 1903)
A History of the Game Birds, Wild-Fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and Adjacent States (Forbush 1912)
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Mass. Avian Records Committee State List
Checklist from MassWildlife (PDF file)
Checklists of Mass. Nat'l Wildlife Refuges (USGS)
Manomet Center Checklist
Cape Cod Checklist
Plum Island Checklist
Essex County Checklist
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Bird Clubs

Allen Bird Club
Athol Bird and Nature Club
Boxborough Birders
Brookline Bird Club
Cape Cod Bird Club
Emerald Necklace Bird Club
Essex County Ornithological Club
Forbush Bird Club
Hampshire Bird Club
Hoffmann Bird Club
Menotomy Bird Club
Nasketucket Bird Club
Nuttall Ornithological Club

Paskamansett Bird Club
South Shore Bird Club - SSBC Blog
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Other Organizations

Massachusetts Avian Records Committee
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Goldenrod Foundation
Eastern Mass Hawk Watch
Northeast Hawk Watch
Hawk Count: Look up hawk watch counts
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bluebird Association
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Places to Visit:

Check out Alan Bragg's downloads of data for popular birding locations in Latitude and Longitude - for Google Earth or for your GPS.
Coast Guide Beaches
Mass. Audubon Society Sanctuaries
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
Land Trust Allliance in Massachusetts
MassWildlife: Wildlife Mgt. Areas
Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation: Find a park
Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation: Trail maps
U.S.F.W. Refuges in Massachusetts
U.S.F.W. Refuges in Eastern Massachusetts
National Parks in Massachusetts
Trustees of Reservations
Coastal Trails of Massachusetts
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Berkshire County

Berkshire Natural Resources Council - many maps!
Berkshire Taconic Landscape
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Conn. River Valley

"Holyoke Birding": Google Map showing the best places.
Kestrel Land Trust list of conservation lands
Allen Bird Club: Springfield birding locales

Silvio Conte F. & W. Refuge
Silvio Conte Bird Survey
The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
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Worcester County

Central Mass. Places: Birders' recommendations
East Quabbin Land Trust

Wachusett Greenways Trails and Greenways
Paul Meleski's Birding Worcester County

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Essex County

Essex Natural Heritage: Wildlife Viewing
Essex County Trail Association
The Great Marsh: Cape Anne to New Hampshire
Essex County Greenbelt Association
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Boston and Suburbs

Shorebird Hotspots in Greater Boston Soheil Zendeh 
Waltham Land Trust's Western Greeway (western Boston Suburbs)
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Boston Harbor Islands
Urban Parks and Recreation
Arlington and Vicinity Marj Rines recommends
ArlingtonBirds links to regional locations
Boxborough Birders Recommend
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Sudbury Valley Trustees
Southwest Metro Paul Kinnaly recommends
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South Shore

The Lloyd Center
SouthWest Metro Birding - Paul  Kinnaly recommends
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Cape and Islands

Cape Cod Birds from Blair Nikula
Blair Nikula's Birding Foss Woods
Blair Nikula's Birding on South Beach
Cape Cod Connection for Birders
Cape Cod National Seashore
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Nantucket Conservation Foundation (click Properties)
Nantucket Birding
Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission
Vineyard Birds from Su Whiting
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New England Seabird News Pelagic birding
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Species Links

Eastern Mass Hawk Watch
Northeast Hawk Watch
Hawk Count: Look up hawk watch counts
Hawkwatch Sites in Massachusetts
New England Hummers: report your hummingbirds
Massachusetts Bluebird Association
New England Seabird Pelagic birding
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Mass Breeding Bird Atlas Explorer
eBird- log your sightings!
Birds of New England: links to info and photos
Silvio Conte Bird Survey
New England Hummers: report your hummingbirds
Martha's Vineyard Ospreys

Important Bird Areas Program
New England Seabird Pelagic birding
TASL: Boston Harbor Waterbird Census
Cape Cod Bander blog
Auburn Bird Banding Research Station
Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species
Eagle Cam! Dale Martin's eagle nest in north central Mass.
Tagged gulls - DCR study of gulls at reservoirs
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