A breeding-plumaged Curlew Sandpiper was at Newburyport Harbor from May 18–20. Two reports of Wilson's Plover, both on June 3, came from Nauset and Plymouth. Five to six South Polar Skuas were present throughout June on George's Bank. The largest colony of Arctic Terns, at Nomans Land, an island off the southwest tip of Martha's Vineyard, numbered 30 pairs. An immature Sandwich Tern was on Monomoy on June 11. May 3 delivered a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher to Rochester and a Loggerhead Shrike to Wellfleet.
Best sighting: a male Townsend's Warbler at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, May 4. This was the first documented record for the state of this western warbler.