One Merlin, 831 Buffleheads: Christmas Bird Count Results
Luanne Johnson
The annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 30. Thirteen teams and feeder watchers tallied 18,679 birds of 119 species
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Counting Birds in Bad Weather
Robert A. Culbert

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

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Vineyard Christmas Bird Count Soars, Even in High Winds
Louisa Hufstader
A hardy band of birders braved chilly temperatures and gusty winds for the Vineyard’s 57th annual Christmas Bird Count.
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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
Robert A. Culbert
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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One Rusty Blackbird, One Snowy Owl: Counting 22,033 Birds
Robert A. Culbert

The 56th annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Jan. 2.

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Blustery Bird Count Day Doesn't Deter Bevy of Birders
Bill Eville
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.
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Barn Owls to Winter Wrens; Christmas Bird Count Results Are in
Robert A. Culbert

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.

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Foul Weather Makes for Daunting Bird Count
Susan B. Whiting
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.
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Birders of a Feather Flock Together for Christmas Bird Count
Alex Elvin
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.
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