sandpiper

The magic of migration is happening. The honking of Canada geese pierces the silence and peace and quiet of dawn. Our birdbath has new visitors...

avocet

A is for American avocet. B is for hurricane Bill that probably brought this fancy shorebird to our shores. C is for the camaraderie caused by...

peregrine

Fall bird migration is beginning. Shorebirds are arriving daily and the appearance of northern waterthrushes (a warbler that doesn’t nest here) and...

sandpipers

Are they shorebirds, sandpipers or waders, those small birds we see at the beach, on the sand and mud flats, or in plowed fields? They can be...

godwit

The Chilmark Community Center birding group had the pleasure of driving out on Norton Point with Nan Harris on August 4. Page Rogers had e-mailed...

Reeve

Even the best, most advanced and careful observers can misidentify birds. Last Friday, July 24, I received a message from two good Vineyard...

On June 26 I answered a query by Linda Sibley. She asked if I thought that the barn swallows she had in her barn did not return this year because...

Eagle.

The boys are back in town, or are they the girls? A much awaited event for bird watchers has begun. The shorebirds have started migrating from...

Least Tern

Rainy weather — ah, let me see — a good book and a comfy couch are my tickets to staying dry and passing the time. But what do birds do? They also...

Pages