Many a birders’ favorite shorebird — the American oystercatcher with its long bright red beak — returned to our shores this week.

Birding is exciting, as Lanny McDowell discussed in last week’s column.

A lot of what birding is about does not need to be put into words. But here we are.

An osprey — possibly everyone’s favorite species along with snowy owls — was heard calling over Major’s Cove.

23,222 individual birds were observed, comprising 120 species, during the 2017 Christmas Bird Count.

The surest sign of the earliest spring migration is the arrival of the blackbirds