About Craig Gibson

After a number of birding walks on Cape Cod, Craig became fascinated with the local Ospreys. They became easier to identify and he found many Osprey nest locations nearby. The nests were easy to access for viewing and provided ample opportunity for behavioral study. The Osprey activities fueled his passion for watching and photographing Ospreys as well as other birds in flight. Craig was part of an organizing group at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary that recently launched the Osprey Network of Cape Cod. Click here to see a growing collection of his Osprey images. Click here to learn more about Rob Bierregaard’s Osprey banding efforts on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Click here for Craig’s blog entries for Wellfleet Bay Natural History Notes. Thanks to Simon Perkins at Mass Audubon, Craig was invited to be part of a boat trip to Stellwagen Bank for the final release of a very rare Yellow-nosed Albatross in June of 2007. The trip provided a unique setting for many photographs of this rare species. As a result of this excursion, Craig was invited to share his Albatross images for two informative articles. These photos have appeared in Birding World, published in the U.K. and one of Europe's premier monthly birding magazines as well as Bird Observer, a bi-monthly birding journal published in the Boston area. Craig is most interested in bird flight and action photography. Working with other experienced bird photographers, Craig is constantly improving his techniques using hand held intermediate and large telephoto lenses. Craig is a member of many local and national birding groups. He is a contributing photographer for the Mass Audubon Society, the 300 Committee Land Trust, Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Oyster Pond Environmental Trust, and Birds of North America, an online project for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Craig also serves as a current trustee and past president of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust in Falmouth, MA. where his photos appear weekly in the region section of the Falmouth Enterprise newspaper.
31Aug 2018

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

The Short-billed Dowitcher is a large shorebird that breeds in southern Alaska and central Canada. It makes its way through Falmouth as one of the ear […]

24Aug 2018

COMMON TERN

The Common Tern is seen all along the coast in Falmouth in late summer. They are busy feeding their young and preparing for southern migration. This […]

10Aug 2018

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER

The American Oystercatcher is a large shorebird with white underparts, brown upperparts, black hood, and a long bright red bill. They are typically fo […]

3Aug 2018

SAVANNAH SPARROW

The Savannah Sparrow is a small sparrow with gray brown upperparts, white underparts, and with heavy streaks on breast and sides. The head has a brow […]

4Dec 2015

NORTHERN PINTAIL

An elegant and graceful, long-necked duck, the Northern Pintail has very distinctive field marks and a long tail. During the winter months on Cape Co […]

20Nov 2015

RUDDY TURNSTONES

These young Ruddy Turnstones lined up on a rock recently near Hadley Harbor like Olympians ready to receive their medals! This medium-sized shorebird […]