Felix Neck Concert Benefits Bird-a-thon
Island musicians will play an all-ages Zoom concert Saturday to benefit the Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Black-Whiskered Vireo Sighting Is a First
Rob Culbert

In a first for Martha’s Vineyard and Massachusetts, a black-whiskered vireo was spotted near the Edgartown Golf Club on Sunday.

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A Gulp of Swallows
Robert A. Culbert
One of the most impressive spectacles of the bird world is to be amidst a large swarm of tree swallows as they swirl, swoop and soar around you.
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Blackbird Decline
Robert A. Culbert
In the past 50 years, a majority of bird species have declined by 50 percent or more. But rusty blackbirds are unique, and not in a good way.
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Late-Season Lingering
Robert A. Culbert
For perhaps the first time in September, the weather was favorable for migrant birds to reach the Island.
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Keeping the Summer Sweetness
Robert A. Culbert
Most of these birds will probably have left before you read this.
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Wondrous Willet
Robert A. Culbert
Solitary sandpipers are one of this week’s highlights. The other intriguing shorebird is the western willet.
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Migration Elation
Robert A. Culbert
It is September now — a new month and a new stage of avian migration.
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Seasonal Shift
Robert A. Culbert

It’s about time. We have been waiting for a few species of shorebirds that generally show up in August. Well, sure enough, here they are.

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The Plight of the Plovers
Robert A. Culbert
Potential reasons for this low productivity include human disturbance, predation and the weather.
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