The populations of nine of the 10 species of warblers that breed on the Island are declining.
Carolina wrens were scarce in the Martha’s Vineyard Breeding Bird Survey, conducted on June 7 by Matt Pelikan.
The breeding season for birds is now in high gear. We have over 100 species that nest on the Island.
Watching the terns that are nesting on Little Beach in Edgartown is spectacular.
The first young birds born this year are leaving their nests and making their appearance.
The Felix Neck Bird-a-thon began at 6 p.m. on May 15 and continued until 6 p.m. on May 16. Preliminary results are that we found 125 species.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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