Herons Great and Small
Robert A. Culbert
An adult little blue heron was spotted on July 19 in Sengekontacket Pond.
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Norton Point Reopens to Oversand Traffic
Sara Brown

Norton Point has reopened to over-sand vehicle traffic after several weeks of closures during peak shorebird rearing season.

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Black Terns Are on the Move
Robert A. Culbert
It is July, and black terns are on the move.
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Southbound Shorebirds
Robert A. Culbert
Shorebirds are migrating to the Vineyard just like many people.
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Nesting Bank Swallows
Robert A. Culbert
The bird of the week is some sort of strange bunting common in Edgartown over the July Fourth weekend.
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Herons, Egrets, and Secretive Virginia Rails
Robert A. Culbert

Virginia rails are secretive birds of the marshes. They are heard more than they are seen.

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Beach Closures to Over-Sand Vehicles Begin
Sara Brown

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
Robert A. Culbert

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
Robert A. Culbert

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

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Nesting Season Is Underway
Robert A. Culbert

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

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