The small sandpipers known as “peeps” are the bane of beginning beach birders everywhere. Easily overlooked as they scurry around on beaches and mudflats, these mousy, gray-brown shorebirds seem to offer little to the casual observer of birds. But taking the time to sort through them can bring fame and fortune to anyone with the requisite patience and aptitude. O-K, maybe not fortune, but two local birders did earn some serious bragging rights recently thanks to their sharp eyes and their peep knowledge.
This is a big weekend for festivals. Depending on what you’re interested in, you can immerse yourself in film, music, theater, books, crafts, cars or ice cream in different Cape and Islands towns. Here's your Weekend Outlook.