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Osprey Nesting at Eel Point

April 26, 2016

by: Libby Buck, NCF Shorebird Monitor For the past three seasons, there has been resident pair of Ospreys nesting on the ground at Eel Point. This is a very rare…

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Woodcocks in Spring — A Whirlwind Courtship Every Time!

March 1, 2016

Early spring is here: now’s the time to find male American Woodcocks (Scolopax minor) putting on impressive aerial displays to attract a mate. There are a number of locations around…

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What’s New In Nature: Osprey

September 9, 2015

Osprey, (Pandion haliaetus) Osprey, also known as fish hawks, are one of Nantucket’s most iconic birds of prey. They nest predominantly on platforms erected adjacent to beaches and ponds. Although dead…

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What’s New in Nature: Grey Catbird

July 29, 2015

Grey Catbird (Dumetella caroliniensis) To be seen and not heard, is certainly not part of the upbringing of these feisty chatterboxes.  As soon as you near, they are sure to…

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Summer of the NCF Shorebird Monitor

September 17, 2014

By Libby Buck, Shorebird Monitor and Invasive Species Field Assistant I have a very unique position at Nantucket Conservation Foundation. For the first part of the season I was the…

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A Summer on Coatue

September 2, 2014

By Neil Foley, NCF Coatue Ranger/Shorebird Monitor Those who have had the opportunity to visit Coatue this time of the year know how gorgeous and interesting the property is, separated…

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Meet our new shorebird monitors!

May 6, 2014

Over the last few months we have been watching shorebirds return to Nantucket – as Karen Beattie mentioned in her previous blog post, we are happy to be welcoming back…

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Welcome Back, Old Friends!

March 21, 2014

Spring is a special time on Nantucket for those of us who live here year round. The days are getting longer, and there is a bit of light at the…

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Signs of Spring!

March 12, 2014

After a long, cold and snowy winter on Nantucket, it’s nice to look forward to the coming of spring! Here are our top 10 sure signs that spring has arrived!…

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It’s Snowing Snowy Owls!

December 5, 2013

On Wednesday morning, December 4th, there were reports of 11 individual snowy owls on Nantucket and Tuckernuck, with sightings on Eel Point, Smith’s Point, Low Beach, Tom Nevers and Coatue!…

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