The Backshore Bird Blog

People Blog and Unusual July Birds

As Sam walks along the Backshore and elsewhere on Peaks Island, he sights gatherings of unusual observers – watching people. Birds are watching us. As we, the people, give birds descriptive names based on their plumages, behavior, or calls, the birds are doing the same – they are naming us. Ornithologists recorded some of what these birds were saying. They shared it with a clever and talented news team for the Ferry Home Companion during the Peaks Island Fest. The audience went wild. Here it is: Ferry Home Companion at the Peaks Island Fest “Penelope: Speaking of hydration, our news team has come up with a new feature, our Peaks Island Science Report. Stephanie, what’s up with this? Stephani

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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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