Great Horned Owls and Early Signs of Spring
Robert A. Culbert
Perhaps the most traditional harbinger of spring is when we first see robins.
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Snowy Owl Protocol
Suzan Bellincampi

Snowy owls need no introduction. They are one of the few birds that can entice a non-birder to go birding.

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Unexpected Indigo Bunting
Robert A. Culbert
Feeder reports can be very exciting. Watching them can lead you to exciting finds.
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Christmas Bird Count Anecdotes
Robert A. Culbert

The 58th annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Friday, Dec. 29.

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Christmas Bird Count Tallies Species
Vivian Ewing

One immature bald eagle, five snowy owls, 22 great blue herons and a thick-billed murre. This was just part of the tally for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

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Yellow-Throated Warbler
Robert A. Culbert
Yellow-throated warblers are one of the few warblers that looks colorful and distinctive throughout the year, hence it is relatively easy to identify.
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Freshwater Ponds Are Abundant Resource for Hardy Birds of Winter
Lanny McDowell

You might think that a freshwater pond on Martha’s Vineyard in winter would be a habitat unlikely to attract birds, but the opposite is true.

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Junior Christmas Bird Count
Calling all young birders it is time for the Junior Christmas Bird Count.
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Young Peregrine Falcon Stakes Out Lunch at Big Bridge
Lanny McDowell
Young predators face daunting odds against making it through their first winter. A smart young peregrine falcon is hanging out at the Big Bridge.
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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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