More than 300 species of birds inhabit and frequent the Island, including Osprey and a wide variety of shorebirds, Herons and Egrets, Terns and Skimmers, Gulls, and songbirds. The Island is also an occasional landing spot for unusual species. The first Red-footed Falcon ever seen in North America was recorded on Martha’s Vineyard in August, 2004 drawing birding enthusiasts from around the world. And one of the most magical birds to spot is the Snowy Owl, which frequents the shoreline of the Island during the winter.
The private Facebook group, Martha’s Vineyard Bird Alert, is a great resource for birding enthusiasts to connect with others, get information, and post their own sightings.
Enjoy a truly unique Guided Birding Tour with the Island’s own Robert Culbert of Nature Watch, by calling 508-560-5294.