Bird Song

Singing birds can now be heard on most mornings: chickadees, titmice, Carolina wrens, cardinals and robins have been singing for most of February.

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Hummingbird Happiness

By the end of September, most of our ruby-throated hummingbirds will have left.

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Islanders Urged to Remove Feeders, Birdbaths

State wildlife officials and the Mass Audubon bird conservation group are advising residents to bring in their bird feeders and birdbaths until more is known about a mysterious avian ailment.

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Plover Census

The annual piping plover census was June 1 through 9.

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Migration Endgame

May is rapidly coming to a close and with May’s disappearance the northward migration mostly ends.

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Marvels of May

Birding in early to mid-May can be good even though many migrants do not venture this far east, preferring a more direct path northward bypassing the Cape and Islands.

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Transient Time

There are a lot of transient species passing through on their way north, while others are arriving to stay for the summer.

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Golden Crowned Sparrow

A golden-crowned sparrow was seen for only the second time on the Island.

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Hummingbird Happiness

One of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals is that of the smallest bird that lives here.

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Nesting Birds

There are behavioral observations that can help us confirm breeding status; my favorite ones are observing a bird carrying vegetation or carrying food.

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