Up at first light, three Vineyard birders met at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Flip Harrington, Lanny McDowell and I were bound for Nantucket.

The day after Christmas, Ken Magnuson spotted a Pacific loon off Lobsterville, a rare and exciting find for Island birders.

Most studies of the effects of climate change have focused on spring phenomena.

The 56th annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. The Vineyard’s count became an annual event in 1960.

Joyce and Hugh McCormick write that on Dec. 3 they observed two dozen dunlin and one dozen sanderlings at Little Beach.

A western kingbird is the bird of the week. Ellie Fitzgerald and Allen Carey spotted one on Nov. 26 in the meadow adjacent to the Aquinnah Cultural...