Snowy Owls and Other Winter Visitors

A snowy owl has been seen on Norton Point Beach for the past two weeks or so.

Cold and Hungry Birds

Birds have a higher rate of metabolism than we do, and must eat large quantities of food.

Counting Birds in Bad Weather

The 57th annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

Full Moon Owl Prowl

On Thursday, Jan. 12, Felix Neck is hosting a full moon owl prowl from 6 to 7 p.m.

Vineyard Christmas Bird Count Soars, Even in High Winds

A hardy band of birders braved chilly temperatures and gusty winds for the Vineyard’s 57th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Flights of Fancy, Second Nature for Feathered Friends

Last February the talk was of the lack of red-breasted mergansers. The plight of the mighty mergansers wore on you.

Northern Goshawk and Flocks of Fish Crows

The bird of the week is Lanny McDowell’s sighting of what appears to be a northern goshawk — a species seldom observed here.

Preparing for Christmas Bird Count

Is it possible to count all the birds on the Island? On Friday, Dec. 30. about 60 people will try to do just that.

Kids' Bird Count and Black-Chinned Hummingbird

On Dec. 11 the first ever Christmas Bird Count for kids was held at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

Happy Hummingbirds Linger on Vineyard

Any hummingbird in November or December is newsworthy.

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