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Tag Archives: American oystercatcher
Island Solitaire: A Ranger’s Summer on Coatue
By Neil Foley, Coatue Ranger and Shorebird Monitor Another Nantucket summer is coming to a close along with a successful shorebird breeding season on Coatue. The landscape changes from Juno and the stormy winter have been noticeable to the NCF … Continue reading
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Summer of the NCF Shorebird Monitor
By Libby Buck, Shorebird Monitor and Invasive Species Field Assistant I have a very unique position at Nantucket Conservation Foundation. For the first part of the season I was the Shorebird Monitor and as the shorebird season wound down, I … Continue reading
A Summer on Coatue
By Neil Foley, NCF Coatue Ranger/Shorebird Monitor Those who have had the opportunity to visit Coatue this time of the year know how gorgeous and interesting the property is, separated from the bustle of downtown and covered in windswept cedars, … Continue reading
Welcome Back, Old Friends!
Spring is a special time on Nantucket for those of us who live here year round. The days are getting longer, and there is a bit of light at the end of the winter tunnel – because no matter what … Continue reading
What are those towers on Coatue and Eel Point all about?
The automated radio telemetry station in First Bend on Coatue (the flags on the guy wires are to prevent birds from flying into them). During the past few weeks, we have been getting some phone calls here at the Foundation’s … Continue reading
An American Oystercatcher in Flight (photo courtesy of Vernon Laux). In our last blog post, we discussed the many preparations currently underway in our Science and Stewardship Department for the arrival of our seasonal field assistants and the start of … Continue reading