night heron

Gus Ben David, of the World of Reptiles and Birds, and I have received a few calls or e-mails about ailing sea birds and shorebirds. Deb Hancock...

hummingbird clearwing sphinx

I must deviate from bird news to speak of other winged creatures, the snowberry clearwing and the hummingbird clearwing. These two belong to a group...

sanderling

The sky turned steel gray and then black. The thunder thudded to the northeast. The black clouds rolled in, bringing the booms and cracks closer....

greater shearwater

The four pairs of black skimmers on Norton Point are causing great excitement. Two families have four chicks, one family has three chicks and a...

merlin

Great excitement on Norton Point and also on Chappaquiddick!

black skimmer chicks

The Vineyard is a huge maternity ward for birds at this time of year. I have e-mails and phone calls galore about young birds in people’s yards, at...

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