Robert A. Culbert

Bird Count Results

The data from the 63rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count has been crunched, analyzed and crunched again.

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Flashback

Memories of birding Wasque and Cape Pogue throughout the 1980s and 1990s flashed through my head as I read Shea Fee's report of seeing 10,000 common eiders and 1,000 black scoters in Muskeget Channel.

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Bird Brains

In common usage, the expression "bird brain" is not very complimentary.

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Seabird Smorgasbord

On the Island we do not get to see a lot of pelagic species, primarily because they generally do not come this close to land.

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Whether the Weather

We have had a string of less than ideal weather during recent Christmas Bird Counts.

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Winter Survival

We were lucky that we did not get battered by the Christmas storm!

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Winter Invasions

A wish list of species I hope will be found before the end of the year are as follows.

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Corvid Community

I read that my neighbor on this page — Lynne Irons of The Vineyard Gardener — has observed all the fish crows that hang out around the Five Corners area.

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Holiday Cheer

Help us ring in the new year! The 63rd annual Martha's Vineyard Christmas Bird Count will be held Jan. 1.

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Insects and Birds

The numbers of birds in the U.S. has declined by fifty percent since 1966!

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