Quiet Movements

This week is fairly quiet compared to the multiple unusual sightings from last week.

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Autumnal Strays

Autumn is the season for finding species that stray outside of their normal ranges.

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Finally Underway

It's about time the southbound migrant songbirds showed up!

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Songbird Passage

I associate the arrival of a northern waterthrush with the start of the southward songbird migration.

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Documenting Patterns

An estimated 2,800 birds were migrating over the Vineyard on the night of August 14, with a peak of 800 birds flying at dawn on August 15.

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Avian Abundance

Mourning doves are seldom mentioned in this column because they are common.

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Migration Miracles

In late July adult shorebirds that nested successfully arrive, having left their fledglings alone on the Arctic tundra.

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Diminishing Chorus

I do not normally get up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning.

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Southbound Sojourn

Last week the southbound migration of shorebirds started with a few sightings of spotted sandpipers, glossy ibis, black-bellied plovers and lesser yellowlegs.

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Beach Bird Babies

The Fourth of July, which can be called the peak of the nesting season for beach-nesting birds is this weekend.

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