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eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes
eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. Learn more about these beloved birds and find out how you can help them.

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Quansett Trail

Several years ago, Allens Pond received funds from the natural resource damage settlement for the 2003 Buzzards Bay oil spill. Now we are using these funds to forge our newest trail, and we need your help to get the job done!

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Prepping a newly banded osprey chick © Jeffrey Colt
Prepping a newly banded chick © Jeffrey Colt

Overall, this osprey season was among the best in years, most likely because the dry weather was conducive to fishing, feeding, and keeping the young warm, dry and healthy. Here are just a few of the stories we uncovered in 2016.

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Illustration of a sanderling

Who are these diminutive white shorebirds that materialize suddenly each July and August along Atlantic beaches? Sanderlings (Calidris alba) are among the most widespread of sandpipers, a group noted for spanning the globe in migration.