How did the American woodcock’s weird courtship flight get started?

This week’s new arrivals are eastern phoebes and a piping plover. Both species showed up on March 18.

Spring migration is underway! This was expected, as we had a stretch of warm days with generally southern winds.

What is going on with red-breasted mergansers? Why are these handsome ducks so scarce this winter?

Last week Lanny McDowell reported that Happy Spongberg spotted an osprey on Feb. 22, an unusually early date.

The gull family is a good place to look for identification challenges. Learning to identify all the gulls takes diligence and persistence.