American goldfinches are conspicuous. Their flight call, “potato chip, potato chip, ...” (I am not kidding) can be heard near almost any field.

The second royal tern of the season was found by Matt Pelikan on July 12 on Norton Point Beach.

Today’s column reports the start of the season of southbound migrant birds!

The volume of bird song has decreased in the past few weeks.

Make no mistake about it, the corvids – the crows – can be very noisy.

It pays to look upward quickly when you see shorebirds suddenly rise up into the air.