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.

Far and away the most unusual species this week is the white-winged dove.