Counting Birds in Bad Weather

The 57th annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

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Full Moon Owl Prowl
On Thursday, Jan. 12, Felix Neck is hosting a full moon owl prowl from 6 to 7 p.m.
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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.
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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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Northern Goshawk and Flocks of Fish Crows
The bird of the week is Lanny McDowell’s sighting of what appears to be a northern goshawk — a species seldom observed here.
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Preparing for Christmas Bird Count
Is it possible to count all the birds on the Island? On Friday, Dec. 30. about 60 people will try to do just that.
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Kids' Bird Count and Black-Chinned Hummingbird

On Dec. 11 the first ever Christmas Bird Count for kids was held at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

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Happy Hummingbirds Linger on Vineyard
Any hummingbird in November or December is newsworthy.
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White-Winged Dove Arrives, Sounds Like She's Singing
Far and away the most unusual species this week is the white-winged dove.
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Rebounding Shorebirds Flock to Sandy Expanse at Norton Point

The sky above Norton Point Beach was swarming with terns on a cloudy day this week, as tiny chicks — newly hatched and full of life — raced around on the sand below.

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