Lanny McDowell, famed artist and photographer, whose photographs of birds have graced the pages of the Vineyard Gazette, and in particular the Bird...

canary

Yellow seems to be the color of the week, with two reports of unusual yellow birds. On Monday I got an e-mail from Sue Hruby, reporting a...

flycatcher

The last field trip of the season for Martin County Audubon, how could we miss it? It would be kind of tough when they asked us to present a...

Martin

The bird of the week is a purple martin. The largest of North America’s swallows, this glossy blue black martin is a casual visitor to the...

plover

What is going on? This week I’ve received reports of spring migrants arriving on the Island well ahead of schedule. It is amazing after a...

bunting

Ospreys or fish hawks used to be very common along the shores of the mainland. Matter of fact, I recently heard that Buzzard’s Bay was so named due...

We’ve had more than our share of beastly weather recently, which put the brakes on both bird migration and birding activity. But with a run of...

Kingfisher

It was a whirlwind getting ready to leave. On the way to pick up Pat Hughes and Hal Minis, we met Merrily Tuck and her husband, Tickles, for...

hawk

Once the Christmas Bird Count has come and gone, memorable birding experiences can be hard to come by in the dead of winter. What tops the list for...

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