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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Southward Bird Migration Picks Up Steam
Robert A. Culbert

Nobody claims shorebirds are easy to identify.

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The Yard Birds
Robert A. Culbert

Both birds were observed in their yards, which is a good reminder to keep an eye on the birds near your house.

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Snowy Owls in Springtime
Robert A. Culbert

Do you remember when snowy owls were rare winter visitors?

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Brown Pelican Visits the Vineyard
Robert A. Culbert
At least one brown pelican was spotted on May 28. Maybe more than one is present.
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