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...

We broke the record! The final total for the Felix Neck Birdathon was 132 species, and what a couple of beautiful days we had. The official start was...

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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...

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