Far From Impossible
Robert A. Culbert
There is a flock of five ravens–possibly a family group but lacking any documentation of their breeding. It is not impossible!
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All at Once, the Birds Were Everywhere
Robert Culbert
Even though it is late October, migrants continue to arrive. This is a welcome change.
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A Gulp of Swallows
Robert A. Culbert
One of the most impressive spectacles of the bird world is to be amidst a large swarm of tree swallows as they swirl, swoop and soar around you.
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Four and Twenty Fish Crows
Robert A. Culbert
Four and Twenty Fish Crows By ROBERT A. CULBERT

Coniferous seeds in the boreal forests of Canada are in short supply this fall. And so the prediction is that many of the winter finches will head further south than they normally do. The first hint of this irruption is the abundance of red-breasted nuthatches over the past few weeks. They are reported from across the Island in numbers not seen in maybe five years.

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Blackbird Decline
Robert A. Culbert
In the past 50 years, a majority of bird species have declined by 50 percent or more. But rusty blackbirds are unique, and not in a good way.
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Late-Season Lingering
Robert A. Culbert
For perhaps the first time in September, the weather was favorable for migrant birds to reach the Island.
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Keeping the Summer Sweetness
Robert A. Culbert
Most of these birds will probably have left before you read this.
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Migration Elation
Robert A. Culbert
It is September now — a new month and a new stage of avian migration.
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Seasonal Shift
Robert A. Culbert

It’s about time. We have been waiting for a few species of shorebirds that generally show up in August. Well, sure enough, here they are.

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The Plight of the Plovers
Robert A. Culbert
Potential reasons for this low productivity include human disturbance, predation and the weather.
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