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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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A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

July 1, 2021

Here’s your friendly annual reminder before the 4th of July this weekend. The weather doesn’t look superb, but our threatened shorebirds on Coatue are still in need of protection, space,…

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Meet Our 2021 Coatue Ranger

June 19, 2021

By Bret “Malibu” Tetreault If two truths and a lie were a tournament sport I would be the undeniable best. It’s usually an easier task for me to name the…

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Shorebird Season Update

August 21, 2020

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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Meet the New Coatue Ranger

June 17, 2020

This year, everyone’s favorite dream job on island went to an enthusiastic young ecologist, Rachel Brubaker! Hear her tell the story that brought her here this season. By Rachel Brubaker…

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Nature hasn’t cancelled Spring- our shorebirds are here and ready to nest!

April 14, 2020

These days, it seems like everything we took for granted as normal is getting cancelled, closed or postponed due to COVID-19. From a socio-economic perspective, it is apparent that this…

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Successful Shorebird Season

August 23, 2019

by: Libby Buck, Ecological Stewardship & Research Technician It is August and the days are slowly growing shorter and the end of summer is approaching.  The shorebirds on Nantucket are…

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Shorebirds- Migration in Motion

August 18, 2017

by Elizabeth C. Buck It may seem like August has just arrived, and there is still plenty of summertime to be enjoyed by all, but our shorebirds are already thinking…

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Let the Field Season Begin……

May 11, 2017

Spring is the time of year when there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the work day for our Science and Stewardship Department’s full-time staff. There are winter…

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