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Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

There are many indicators of spring finally arriving on island. One of Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s favorite indicators is the sight of our migrating birds, especially the American Oystercatchers, returning to…

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2021 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count Results

January 19, 2022 / Comments Off on 2021 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count Results

The 67th Nantucket Christmas Count took place on January 2, 2022. Our island was divided up into 8 sections with a team assigned to each one with the common goal…

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Join The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count!

December 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Join The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count!

Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world, is organized by the National Audubon Society. It was originally started in 1900’s by ornithologist…

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There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

October 14, 2021 / Comments Off on There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

Nantucket Conservation Foundation has begun a new and exciting project. We have created and opened our own bird banding station! There are many bird banding stations all over the world,…

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2021 Shorebird Season Update

August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Shorebird Season Update

From the 2021 preliminary data for Nantucket which includes Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands, there was a total of 73 breeding pairs of Piping Plovers. In 2020, we counted a total…

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Could a Piping Plover be Your Spirit Animal?

April 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Could a Piping Plover be Your Spirit Animal?

What type of beach goer are you? Do you prefer your own private beach for miles or like to be right next to your neighbor? Depending on your answer, you…

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Who’s Who-ooo: Our Nantucket Owls

March 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Who’s Who-ooo: Our Nantucket Owls

by: Libby Buck, Ecological Stewardship & Research Technician Have you ever wondered how many species of owls you can see on Nantucket? Right now (March-April) is the magical time of…

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The 2020 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count

January 14, 2021 / Comments Off on The 2020 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count

by: Libby Buck, Ecological Stewardship & Research Technician The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count went off without a hitch despite the addition of COVID-19.  On count day, December 28th, 2020, the…

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This Year, Everyone is a Birder!

December 3, 2020 / Comments Off on This Year, Everyone is a Birder!

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world, is organized by the National Audubon Society. It was originally started in 1900’s by…

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Shorebird Season Update

August 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Shorebird Season Update

Every year the shorebird breeding season has its challenges and 2020 was no different. Fortunately for us, the shorebirds were unaware of Covid-19 and still continued to nest at their…

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