The bird of the week is Lanny McDowell’s sighting of what appears to be a northern goshawk — a species seldom observed here.

Is it possible to count all the birds on the Island? On Friday, Dec. 30. about 60 people will try to do just that.

On Dec. 11 the first ever Christmas Bird Count for kids was held at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

Any hummingbird in November or December is newsworthy.

Far and away the most unusual species this week is the white-winged dove.

Antone Lima found the first snowy owl of the season on Cape Pogue on the morning of Nov. 18.