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.

Winter’s arrival affects birds in many ways. Cold temperatures mean that it will be more difficult for birds to maintain their body temperatures.

Rusty blackbirds are now a rare species. So it was with some excitement that I spotted a rusty blackbird on the recent Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 2.

The 56th annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Jan. 2.

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