Birds of Massachusetts

For backyard bird watchers enjoying feeder visitors or birders out expand their life list, Massachusetts offers a variety of bird watching opportunities. 

Learn to landscape for birds with advice from the Massachusetts Audubon.  Join a Hawk Watch.   Or explore a birding trail.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer


The Massachusetts state bird is the Black-Capped Chickadee





Regional Bird Guides


Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide





Online Resources for Massachusetts Bird Watchers


Massachusetts Audubon
Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts for People and Wildlife.

Massachusetts Avian Records Committee
Home of the official Massachusetts state birds list.

Bird List for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A printable list from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Resources for birding in Massachusetts.

Essex National Heritage Area Birding Trail
Bird watching in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch
Monitoring the migration of hawks.

Massachusetts birding books.