Insects and Birds

The numbers of birds in the U.S. has declined by fifty percent since 1966!

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Bird Sightings on Martha's Vineyard: November 2022

November brings cooler weather and the arrival of winter residents, especially waterfowl. Transient migrants continue to be found, including some summer resident species, though they appear in newer numbers.

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Waterfowl Drop In

It is that time of the year: Thanksgiving. Do not forget to remember everything you are thankful for.

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Acrobatic Accipiters

Both Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks are fast-flying forest hawks that speed through woodlands and leafy residential areas.

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Surprising Sighting

Finding a species such as a gray kingbird is something that makes bird watching interesting.

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Hawk Season

Southbound songbird, shorebird and waterfowl migration is still in high gear.

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Bird Sightings on Martha's Vineyard: October 2022

October is the peak migration season, as birds fly south on clear, cool, and calm nights.

Report bird sightings to birds@mvgazette.com, and follow all the avian activity through our Bird News column.

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Migrational Shift

As October switches to November, migration shifts to favor waterfowl.

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Arrivals Continue

Species are continuing to arrive.

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Opposite Ends

This could be a column just about the interesting birds seen in Aquinnah this week.

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