You wouldn’t find yourself on a pelagic birding trip if you were not pretty sure that you wanted to be there, especially in February.

The best sighting of the week has to be Alex Friedman’s sighting of four subadult bald eagles on Oyster Pond on Feb. 13.

This weekend is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, when you can watch birds and help scientists understand bird populations.

Imagine that you are a thick-billed murre. You prefer to swim, and love on the ocean for 10 months of the year.

The grand total was 22,035 birds and 121 species. Here's how it all breaks down.

This week’s column would not be complete without mention of the passing of Vern Laux on Jan. 21.