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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Grasshopper Sparrows Return to Katama Plains
Noah Asimow

The return of grasshopper sparrows at Katama this summer has been heralded by Island conservationists as a hopeful sign of ecological health.

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Why Not a Harrier?
Robert A. Culbert
Everything else eats insects at this time of the year, so why not a harrier?
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Seabirds by the Seashore
Robert A. Culbert
Two weeks ago it was shearwaters, last week it was the brown booby and now it is a phalarope.
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Island Receives Visit from Rare Avian Tourist
Robert A. Culbert

Unexpected is not an understatement. A brown booby is a pelagic species that some birders make special trips to the Dry Tortugas to see.

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Shearwater Revival
Robert A. Culbert

Long narrow wings and a fairly robust body, running along the water’s surface to become airborne, oceanic and a tube on top of their beaks to excrete excess salt. All are characteristics of shearwaters.

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Tracking Rare Whippoorwills on the Island
Noah Asimow
The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest on Martha’s Vineyard remains one of the six strongholds in Massachusetts for the whippoorwill.
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Seven for Seven
Robert A. Culbert

On July 19, Red Beach was a perfect seven for seven.

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