Audubon Christmas Bird Count

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.

Always a Beginner on Hunt for Birds

A self-described beginning birder for almost 25 years finds the annual Christmas Bird Count a journey of discovery this year.

Christmas Bird Count

The annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Christmas Bird Count Soars With Many Colorful Presents

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday a large flock of buffleheads, common goldeneye and scaup floating on the southwest side of Sengekontacket Pond began to move as a unit towards the frozen marshes on the shore of the pond.

By the Numbers

What is the real number of snowy owls on Martha’s Vineyard?

Results of 2012 Christmas Bird Count

This year 121 individual species were spotted by the 14 feeder-watchers and 60 official birdwatchers, up from 119 last year.

Here is the complete list of species observed on the Dec. 29, 2012 Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count.

Female Carinal

Christmas Bird Count Is Humming Along

Whit Manter and Tim Spahr drove beneath a full moon in the very early hours of Saturday morning, heading for the State Forest. It was 3 a.m. when they arrived at their destination. As soon as they stepped out of the car, they heard an unmistakable sound. Hoo. Hoo hoo hoo.

Vineyard Annual Bird Count: 21,787

The 52nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count was held on Monday, Jan. 2. The weather was less than ideal. While the temperatures were warm, between 40 and 52 degrees, a westerly wind was brutal, a steady 15-20 miles per hour with frequent gusts up to 35 miles per hour. We recorded 21,787 individuals of 120 species.