The Twelve Days of Christmas is a Christmas carol sung in one version or another around the world. Recently someone asked me to identify the birds in...

This last weekend Flip Harrington and I headed to Boston’s Logan Airport lugging binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, foul weather gear and boots,...

David Smith and his father Steve Smith, who was visiting from Cape Elizabeth, Me., emailed a note which stated that they had seen and photographed a...

There have been three very interesting sightings this past week. One is of snowy owls that were seen and photographed in two locations.

By the time this hits the newsstands, the Thanksgiving festivities will be over and we will be dealing with clean-up and leftovers. I wonder why we...

It is hard to believe that the turkey that graces our tables at Thanksgiving came to us in a very convoluted fashion. Wild turkeys are originally...

What do clay-colored, vesper, fox, tree, white-crowned and white-throated have in common? They are all types of sparrows that visit the Vineyard in...

In the middle of October, Luanne Johnson and I watched a single snow goose fly into Sengekontacket Pond from offshore. It is odd to spot a single...

The news that many a Vineyard and off-Island birder has been waiting for: the Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4...

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