Birds have a higher rate of metabolism than we do, and must eat large quantities of food.
The 57th annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
The bird of the week is Lanny McDowell’s sighting of what appears to be a northern goshawk — a species seldom observed here.
Is it possible to count all the birds on the Island? On Friday, Dec. 30. about 60 people will try to do just that.
On Dec. 11 the first ever Christmas Bird Count for kids was held at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.
Any hummingbird in November or December is newsworthy.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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