Bird news

Screech Owl Rescue

On Nov. 21, Tom and Jen Hawkins were driving along and noticed a small animal standing on the white line at the edge of the road.

Hop on It

The “damndemic” as I call the Covid-19 pandemic has created an incredible uptick in bird watching.

Migrant Influx

The southward migration has been raging since late June, and it will continue into the early weeks of next year.

Increasing Irruption

Evening grosbeaks are yet another irruptive species that is vacating its northern habitats due to a lack of its favored foods.

Southbound Again

The season for southbound migrants continues, perhaps accelerated due to the recent winter-like weather at the end of October.

Waterfowl Wonderland

Here they come! The Vineyard is well known for hosting a lot of waterfowl (ducks, geese and swans) from October to April.

Irruptive Species

Red-breasted nuthatches and pine siskins are two irruptive species.

Songbirds at Sea

Songbirds cannot swim.

Western Strays

Dedicated and perhaps obsessive birders live for this.

Songbirds At Last

Finally! The southward migration of songbirds is becoming more intense.