Make Way for Shorebirds: Beach Closures to Over-Sand Vehicles Begin

Oversand vehicle access will be restricted on the barrier beaches that rim Chappaquiddick and Edgartown over the next few weeks to protect piping plover and least tern chicks.

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Baby Birds on Board

Fledglings are abundant now, and will be for the next month. They may or may not be with their parents.

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Peak Breeding Season for Birds

Birds are territorial during the breeding season and do not move around much.

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Nesting Season Is Underway

June has made it to our shores, even though the cool wet weather seems more suitable for April or May.

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Now the Shorebirds Arrive
Migrating shorebirds have been scarce so far this month; we have observed relatively few.
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Return of the Roseate Terns, Cattle Egret Sighting

Allan Keith found a cattle egret in the fields at the Grey Barn on May 20.

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Glossy Ibis and Other Arrivals

A glossy ibis was spotted by Richard Price on May 12, as it foraged in the salt marsh along Sengekontacket Pond.

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Headwind Blues; Bird Migration Slows
Last week’s column was too good to continue.
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Songbirds to Shorebirds, a Flurry of Spring Arrivals

April goes out with a bang. The northward migration is in full swing.

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Great-Crested Flycatchers and other Early Birds

An eagerly anticipated arrival is that of the great crested flycatcher. Susan Shea is the first to spot one this year.

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