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 (...

owl

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enacted in 1918. This statute makes it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell birds listed...

bird

It was a small group of birders from the Chilmark Community Center that met Tuesday morning for the weekly bird walk. Luckily Lanny McDowell came...

swallows

What am I looking at? It appears to be a punk-rock bird star. What I see first is a stiff gray crest, gray belly and a black bill. Then as the...

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