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The Backshore Bird Blog

August 12, 2019

Michael A. LaCombe

Sam C. Wainright

This month we will not be talking about a squabble of gulls, a richness of swallows, a murder of crows, nor even a conspiracy of ravens. A mewing of catbirds, a plagiary of mockingbirds, and a sweetness of Yellow Warblers are all out o...

June 10, 2019

By Michael LaCombe and Sam Wainright


           It’s not that the early bird gets the worm. It’s that he gets the girl.  Most bird songs are sung by males, and most sing early in the morning to attract a mate...

May 14, 2019

By Sam Wainright and Michael LaCombe

(For complete bird lists, please see Bird Lists 2019.)

Spring bird migration is in high gear!  New species arrive, and old friends depart, every day.  We give two examples.

First the arrivals… Today at Ice Pond, we saw 6 species o...

April 8, 2019

Figure 1: Song Sparrow                                      Photo © Michael LaCombe

By: Mi...

February 23, 2019

              White-breasted Nuthatch                                        Photo © Patty Wainright...

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The Backshore Bird Blog


The objective of The Backshore Bird Blog is to share the wonder and diversity of bird species seen along the Peaks Island shore.

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