We saw these species last winter or last spring, so they are not new sightings for the year.

If you think sandpipers and sparrows are difficult to identify, you have not tried hummingbirds.

Nelson’s sparrows are one of the smallest and most secretive sparrows.

The shorebird nesting season is long over and most of the nesting species are long gone to their more southern non-breeding season homes.

On Sept. 23, Jeff Bernier found a juvenile Hudsonian godwit.

For a number of weeks this column has detailed two completely unexpected species: one white pelican and two common ravens.