I frequently take my bird tours to the headquarters of the State Forest. The sighting of two ravens on Sept. 2 tops the list.

A white pelican is totally unexpected. This is the fourth time that this species has been seen on Martha's Vineyard.

The most unusual species is a mostly winter plumage Wilson’s phalarope, found by Warren Woessner on August 16.

Dick Jennings and Antone Lima found a juvenile glossy ibis in a salt marsh on Cape Pogue on August 11.

Shorebirds are generally considered to be one of the more difficult species to identify.

Songbirds are on the move. Some of the movement is fairly conspicuous, as with starlings.