Common Raven and Other Uncommon Bird Sightings
Robert A. Culbert
I frequently take my bird tours to the headquarters of the State Forest. The sighting of two ravens on Sept. 2 tops the list.
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American White Pelican Visits the Vineyard
Robert A. Culbert
A white pelican is totally unexpected. This is the fourth time that this species has been seen on Martha's Vineyard.
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Wilson's Phalarope and Golden Plovers
Robert A. Culbert
The most unusual species is a mostly winter plumage Wilson’s phalarope, found by Warren Woessner on August 16.
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Bobolink Beginning and Glossy Ibis
Robert A. Culbert
Dick Jennings and Antone Lima found a juvenile glossy ibis in a salt marsh on Cape Pogue on August 11.
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Solving Shorebird Riddles
Robert A. Culbert
Shorebirds are generally considered to be one of the more difficult species to identify.
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Songbirds and Shorebirds of August
Robert A. Culbert
Songbirds are on the move. Some of the movement is fairly conspicuous, as with starlings.
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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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