Monthly Archives: August 2016

A deafening silence

There are silences louder than others. At Cabot Head, after so many years, I have grown accustomed to a certain soundscape. There are voices now familiar and that I expect to hear at certain times of day and year. The

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Expect the unexpected!

That could be the official motto of the Cabot Head Research Station. Even after 15 years – and counting – of bird migration monitoring, there are still surprises to keep us awestruck. That was definitively the case on the quiet

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It started with a whisper!

Our first day of monitoring, August 16, didn’t see much action, as heavy rains fell all morning and well into the afternoon. No banding and barely any observations were done that day. The sky cleared after that much needed rain

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Fall migration is about to begin!

I have happily returned to the Cabot Head Research Station for a new season. As much as some of you might not like to hear the term “fall” in mid-August, we are gearing up to monitor the fall migration, when

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