Bald Eagles and Eastern Bluebirds

An adult bald eagle is hanging around the Vineyard.

Looking Back at the Birds of 2016

A review of all the sightings mentioned in this column shows that we observed 264 species of birds on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016.

Winter Birds Blown Off-Course

Birds can be blown off course by strong winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour and with stronger gusts of 40 mph.

Winter Birdsong Carries Promise of Spring

Birdsong is on the increase, and more species will start singing in the coming weeks — a sure sign of the coming spring.

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.

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