Tropical storm Elsa blew by on July 9-10, with little in the way of unusual bird life to show for it.

Here we are in the birding doldrums of early summer and the southward migration just starting with the arrival of the early shorebirds.

How quickly the tides turn! In early June we were still talking about birds that were headed to their northern breeding grounds.

The longest daylight of the year was on June 21, which is relevant to this column because the volume and frequency of birds singing quiets...

The species mentioned here are sporadic breeders that mostly pass through on their way north or back south: purple martin, bobolink, snowy egret and...

The annual piping plover census was June 1 through 9.