bird

It was twilight as the deck crew dropped the lines onto the wharf at Tauranga, New Zealand. We had stowed our bags in our cabins, cleared customs...

Saturday, May 14 dawned a little differently. It was the morning of Felix Neck’s Birdathon and there was not a strong wind roaring out of the...

warbler

One of the best ways to support conservation education on Martha’s Vineyard is about to happen just as you are reading this. The statewide Birdathon...

birds

This past week was one of those wonderful periods when every day brings new bird species. March, which devoured April this year, finally ended,...

bird

Have you ever wondered where our nesting birds spend their winter? I have. Well, thanks to a study conducted by Dr. Cheri Gratto-Trevor, a...

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...

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