Winter Weather Is for the Birds
Robert A. Culbert
We all knew that the warm weather would not last, that eventually we would get some winter weather.
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Christmas Bird Count Beckons
Robert A. Culbert

It is that time of year again. Christmas Bird Counts are a tradition that is more than 100 years old.

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Snowy Owls Arrive on Martha's Vineyard
Robert A. Culbert
Everybody, birders and non-birders alike, wants to see a snowy owl.
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Great Gathering of Red-Throated Loons
Robert A. Culbert

It is really starting to feel a bit more like winter. It is the arrival of our winter resident waterfowl that confirms the seasonal shift.

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Snowy Owl, Snow Buntings: Birds of Winter Arrive
Susan B. Whiting

It is 6 a.m. There isn’t a breath of air. The sun is barely peeking over the wood line at edge of the field.

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Caucus of Crows
Robert A. Culbert
Crows are supposedly year-round residents in most of their range, but we have crows that migrate to Martha’s Vineyard for the winter.
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When Migrating Birds Linger
Robert A. Culbert
Most of the spotted sandpipers are now well south of the Vineyard, as their migration peaks in August and September.
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Seasonal Arrivals
Robert A. Culbert
We saw these species last winter or last spring, so they are not new sightings for the year.
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Hummingbird Identification
Robert A. Culbert
If you think sandpipers and sparrows are difficult to identify, you have not tried hummingbirds.
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Nelson's Sparrow Makes Appearance
Robert A. Culbert
Nelson’s sparrows are one of the smallest and most secretive sparrows.
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