Tag: birds

Blue jay | Nantucket, MA
Island Science

Make Your Yard a Paradise for Birds

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation This May, as the seasonal stores and restaurants open up again, people will start to migrate back to our little island bringing a new energy from afar. The same holds true for many of our […]

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Island Roost

E. Vernon Laux: Nantucket’s Bird Man •  by Sarah Teach  • Editors Note: We were saddened today to hear of the passing of Vern Laux this morning in Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  To honor his contributions to life on the island, we are reprinting an interview from 2012.  Fly high, Vern! […]

American Oystercatcher
Island Science

American Oystercatchers: Fine feathered friends Part 1

• by Dr. Sarah Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • Living at the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station gives me the opportunity to observe the wonderful diversity of bird life that defines Nantucket. Spring signals the return of piping plovers, oystercatchers and osprey along with the wading […]

Island Science

Folger’s Marsh Birds

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • We are blessed to have the 17 acre Folger’s marsh as the centerpiece of the Nantucket Field Station. It is populated by an enormous menagerie of egrets, herons, and cormorants among other marsh birds. I usually […]