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Whoooo’s on Nantucket?

October 28, 2022

Over the next few days, there will be Halloween celebrations happening around the island with lots of spooky decorations that often include wildlife themes. At this time of year, bats…

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A Whimbrel’s Journey

August 25, 2022

By Max Chalfin-Jacobs Every fall on Nantucket, millions of shorebirds make their way South for the winter. Birds that nested in the high Arctic tundra in Canada and Alaska journey…

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Nesting Shorebird Season 2022….It’s a Wrap!

August 5, 2022

Summer is certainly still in full swing here on Nantucket, with plenty of warm, sunny beach days ahead before the arrival of autumn. But for those of us who keep…

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Meet this Year’s Shorebird and Ranger Team!

July 14, 2022

In our last blog post, we introduced our Seasonal Field Assistants for 2022. Each year we also hire seasonal staff to help ranger the properties and to monitor our rare…

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Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

April 7, 2022

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

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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There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

October 14, 2021

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

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

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

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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