Counting Birds in Bad Weather

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

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.

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.

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.

Blustery Bird Count Day Doesn't Deter Bevy of Birders

It was cold and blustery on Jan. 2, but that didn’t stop a large number of Island birders from heading out into nature for the 56th annual Christmas Bird Count on the Vineyard.

Barn Owls to Winter Wrens; Christmas Bird Count Results Are in

This year’s annual Christmas Bird Count participants, 65 in the field and 29 watching their feeders, found more birds than we had in recent years.

Foul Weather Makes for Daunting Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count was a lackluster event this year. All the teams had to work hard to find birds. The total seen presently is 121 different species.

Birders of a Feather Flock Together for Christmas Bird Count

Lots of birders, but fewer birds, showed up on Saturday for the 55th annual Christmas Bird Count. The historic tally tracks how species increase or decrease each year.

Christmas Bird Count Is Coming

Christmas has special meaning depending on who you are and what you believe.

Christmas Bird Count by the Numbers

The 2013 Christmas Bird Count was held Jan. 4 on the Vineyard and tallied 16,349 individuals and 119 species.