The biggest news of the week in birding was Nancy Nordin's report of the first of the year American oystercatcher at Eel Pond on March 3.

Signs of an early spring are heating up. Maybe the groundhog's prediction of an early spring will prove correct!

I was curious about how many species have been reported in this column so far this year.

Temperatures reached 50 degrees Farenheit on Feb. 10 and 11, so can spring be far behind?

Last week I wrote about great horned owls starting to nest even though it is mid-winter.

The nesting season is starting for great horned owls.