Three Thrillers
Robert A. Culbert
A male painted bunting, one of the more colorful birds you will see, was spotted by Maureen Williams in her yard on May 18.
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Winds of Change
Robert A. Culbert

The northward migration of birds is peaking and the torrent of migrants will continue through the month of May.

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Magnificent Migration
Robert A. Culbert
This has been another amazing week, with lots of birds spotted.
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Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
Robert A. Culbert
Another week another rarity. Last week we reported the black-whiskered vireo; this week’s specialties are shorebirds.
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Migration Unleashed
Robert A. Culbert
Our recent strong southerly winds have unleashed a torrent of migrants, torrent that will now continue for the next month or so as our breeding songbirds and waterbirds return from their winter haunts.
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Gannet Gauntlet
Robert A. Culbert
Northern gannets are amazing birds. Adults are pure white except for their black wingtips.
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First Arrivals Herald Spring
Robert A. Culbert
Next week marks the beginning of April, and that is the month when the northward migration of birds really accelerates.
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Spring Migration
Robert A. Culbert
It is springtime! Well, by the calendar at least. And the number of migrants arriving continues to increase.
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Difficult Identifications
Robert A. Culbert
Gulls are not easy to identify because small plumage differences can mean a different species.
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Snow Geese
Robert A. Culbert
Snow geese have not been seen on the Island this winter or last fall.
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