cormorant

Greater shearwaters are a pelagic species of bird. They spend a very small percentage of their life on land. The short time they are on terra...

owl

There are three species of birds that have stirred bird-watchers’ interest this week: black skimmers, merlins and a barred owl. Two of these...

sparrow

How can we help birds in this intense heat? The most important way is to provide water for them. I find I fill my bird bath several times a day...

bird

Bird watchers the world over experience the frustration of “the one that got away.” It isn’t that we don’t spot the bird, it is that we did not...

grasshopper sparrow

What a thrill to see and hear grasshopper sparrows on the Vineyard for the first time in about 10 years! Twenty years ago I could see and hear...

sandpiper

Summer visitors are beginning to arrive. I have a few reminders for them and for locals as well. It is important to keep your cats inside. There are...

kingbird

A bird species that normally visits the Vineyard in the fall surprised Vineyard birders by appearing on Island on May 29. Jenifer Strachan feeds...

Goldfinch

The breeding season makes birds do things they wouldn’t normally do. I have had a zillion people ask me why birds keep striking their windows or...

hummingbird

The birding community welcomes home bird photographer Lanny McDowell! And speaking of the birding community, it is always fun to put 25 birders...

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