On the Island we do not get to see a lot of pelagic species, primarily because they generally do not come this close to land.

We have had a string of less than ideal weather during recent Christmas Bird Counts.

We were lucky that we did not get battered by the Christmas storm!

A wish list of species I hope will be found before the end of the year are as follows.

I read that my neighbor on this page — Lynne Irons of The Vineyard Gardener — has observed all the fish crows that hang out around the Five Corners...

Help us ring in the new year! The 63rd annual Martha's Vineyard Christmas Bird Count will be held Jan. 1.