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  • Birds in the Last Weeks of Winter

    On The Point's monthly birds show, we discuss the seasons's news from the avian world. Who's nesting already, who's arriving from afar, and how to protect their habitats. We get tips on how to design our landscapes to maximize the ...

  • Deep Freeze to Thank for Local Bald Eagles

    Normally, this is when we would be settling in for the coldest, darkest depths of winter, and going into our post-holiday cocoons. January and February are the months of snowstorms and of binge-watching Netflix. But having just survived the equivalent ...

  • January Bird News

    On our monthly Bird News program, we check in with ornithologist Mark Faherty of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, about the bird highlights of the season. We hear about how the birds have been coping with the extreme cold. Callers ...

  • Birds and Other Wildlife We're Seeing

    This month is a busy month for birds in our region. Many birds are sitting on eggs and some babies are hatching. Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary joins Mindy Todd on The ...

  • Springtime's in Full Swing for Birds

    Lots of migrant birds are back, including osprey. They're busy with courtship and nesting and can be found by the observant birder listening for their calls. On The Point, Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay ...

  • Fall Brings Plenty of Bird Action on the Cape and Islands

    On The Point , it's the October Bird News program. Mindy Todd hosts Mark Faherty , ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary , and a special guest, Barry Van Dusen , a wildlife artist who's ...

  • Remarkable Stories about Crows: November Bird News

    The antics and puzzling behavior of crows prompted many calls in our November edition of Bird News. Also this month, water fowl are returning to our area, and preparations are underway for the Christmas Bird Count. Vern Laux and Mindy ...

  • September Bird News: Rehab, Tagging & more

    Ornithologist Vern Laux joins Mindy Todd for the monthly Bird News hour, with stories, questions and our monthly quiz & bird song. Brian Morris takes us on a visit to Cape Cod Wild Care , where a great horned owl ...

  • Bird News April 2013

    Spring is really here! Vern and Mindy discuss the season's highlights from the world of birds. Bald eagles, more woodcocks, the birdsong that may have inspired Beethoven, and lots of nesting and breeding behavior... On the importance of bird calls: ...

  • Woodcocks, Red-winged Blackbirds Soon to Herald Spring

    Despite the recent cold and wintry weather, spring is imminent. On the Weekly Bird Report, Vern Laux notes that the days are getting longer - and the natural world is highly attuned to the photoperiod. Among the birds we can ...

  • Blizzard Brings Puffins in Spectacular Numbers

    The Blizzard of 2013 left in its wake plenty of damage, but it also brought to our coast an impressive variety and number of birds. In the Weekly Bird Report, Vern Laux tallies the sightings, which include a count of ...

  • Taking Pleasure in Gulls

    Enjoy them - they're everywhere. On the Weekly Bird Report , Vern Laux says gulls are an excellent bird group for learning observational skills that can be useful in identifying all birds. There are 22 species of gulls that breed ...

  • Bird News: The Hour-long Premiere

    Bird News debuts as a monthly, one-hour show with Mindy Todd and Vern Laux. A discussion of alcids, lots of listener calls, and special guest Sandy Komito , who holds the Big Year record with 745 species seen. Audio posted ...

  • Goatsuckers of the Cape and Islands

    Some early settlers believed these night-flying birds stole milk by suckling on goats and sheep, giving them their common name, goatsuckers. On the Weekly Bird Report , Vern Laux considers these increasingly rare summer residents of our region. They're also ...

  • Dovekies a More Common Sighting This Winter

    Dovekies are usually scarce around the Cape and Islands, but this winter large numbers have been sighted. On the Weekly Bird Report , Vern Laux details sightings in the near-shore waters of Nantucket, and in Wellfleet and Provincetown harbors. Dovekies ...

  • A Winter Bird Wonderland

    A staggering number of birds winter on Cape Cod and the Islands. On Bird News , ornithologist Vern Laux tells us of the many eiders, razorbills, alcids, and other birds attracted to the cold seasonal life in this part of ...

  • For Birders, New Year a Time for New Lists

    Birders like to keep lists of all kinds. They keep lists of birds they see in their yard, the town they live in, the state, the country, the continent, the world and more. Many keep a year list so the ...

  • First Year-end Bird Count Results Are In

    Birders on the Cape and Islands have been counting every bird and species. On Bird News , Vern Laux relays the first round of results.

  • Christmas Bird Count a Year-end Highlight

    Count every bird and every species - that's the goal of the annual tradition known as the Christmas Bird Count. Bird News 's Vern Laux admits it's not humanly possible - but it is an endeavor, he says, that produces ...

  • Going Owling a Different Approach to Birding

    On this week's Bird News, Vern Laux offers pointers for going owling. For birders, owling poses a unique set of challenges - and memorable rewards. Tune up your ears!