finch

I guess you could call it forensic ornithology — assembling a story or an answer by linking bits of information, like detectives solving a murder...

woodpecker

T. S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month,” and he was right about the first part of April if you are a birder. In short, lots of winter...

owl

Last week I asked people who had barn owls to let me know if they have pairs around their property. I received this marvelous description from...

duck

Why is it when an accidental (rare, unusual or vagrant) bird arrives on Martha’s Vineyard there is always a scenario where there is a good cop/bad...

Central America is a fascinating area to visit. It is a relatively short plane ride and boasts an excellent variety of habitats. Recently we...

March 14 was the magical day when several signs of spring flew in, even though they were accompanied by a tad of snow in the afternoon....

“Raining robins” was how West Tisbury’s Pat Szucs described the scene in her yard last Sunday morning. A good-sized flock of these popular thrushes...

On Thursday, Feb. 17, I led the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s winter walk at the Phillips Preserve hoping to hear the great horned owls that nest...

geese

On Feb. 19, Flip and I were in the Florida Everglades with our old birding friend, Paul Bithorn from Tropical Audubon, coleading a birding trip for...

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