red tailed hawk bird

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are tiny little bundles (3.5 grams or 0.12 ounces) of activity that must eat constantly, especially at this time of...

buff breasted sandpiper bird weed

Liz Baldwin, the assistant director of Biodiversity Works, Inc., e-mailed me that her camcorder for recording the movements of the otters, which...

bridled tern black tern ocean

The Vineyard birders predicted storm driven birds to land on our shores. Our wish came true. Hurricane Irene brought the Vineyard a group of...

western kingbird

Unusual birds, rare birds or birds which are very similar to more commonly seen birds can be difficult to identify. There were two such sightings...

Betsy Wice asked about this year’s butterfly count. The Vineyard’s butterfly count took place almost a month ago, on July 17. Six people...

The Vineyard’s salt marshes and beaches are extremely important habitats for a variety of nesting birds. These include several species of terns (...

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