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Are you ready to sit down for birds?

October 3, 2016

Are you ready to sit down for birds? The Big Sit! is coming! Can we beat last year’s number of species? http://ow.ly/B0YL3046ArF

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Great Backyard Bird Count, 2016

February 17, 2016

We were open last Saturday to celebrate and support the Great Backyard Bird Count. Naturally, we counted birds—and a few others—as well. We recorded our results at eBird, and below.  Notice there are two days!  If you have questions about the Great Backyard Bird Count, eBird, or citizen science, ask us!

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 Feb 13, 2016 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 Protocol: Stationary
 Comments:     Museum was open for the GBBC and visitors and Museum staff observed and recorded.
 12 species
 
 Ruffed Grouse  1     May have been noticed later in day
 Downy Woodpecker  2
 Hairy Woodpecker  2
 Blue Jay  13
 Black-capped Chickadee  28
 Tufted Titmouse  4
 Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
 White-breasted Nuthatch  2
 Dark-eyed Junco  14
 Northern Cardinal  2
 Purple Finch  4
 American Goldfinch  15
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27909893
 
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 Feb 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 Protocol: Stationary
 Comments:     Museum staff recording during lunch break
 5 species
 
 Hairy Woodpecker  2
 Blue Jay  5
 Black-capped Chickadee  6
 Dark-eyed Junco  5
 Northern Cardinal  1
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27909940
 
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

How did your counts go?

Open Museum for the Great Backyard Bird Count 2016

February 9, 2016

Drop by the Museum for the Great Backyard Bird Count! We’re open Saturday, February 13 • 10am – 3pm to share the Count with you!

Share the Great Backyward Bird Count with friends, family, and the Birds of Vermont Museum

  • New to the count? We can tell you about it and help you participate.
  • Need to warm up from your outdoor excursion with Audubon Vermont? Do so from the comfort of our viewing window chairs.
  • Seen a great bird and want to let us know? Sounds good!
  • Need help identifying a bird? From apps to field guides, we can help. You’ll need to know your fieldmarks, though! (And we can help with that, too)
  • Want to have fun? You bet!

See you here!

More about the GBBC: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

Noticed on the October 2015 Monitoring Walk

November 2, 2015

We’ve not quite been enough in the habit of linking our monthly Monitoring Walk “results”, but we’ll try to keep up with that a bit more.

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 Oct 31, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     monthly monitoring walk led by Erin Talmage.
 13 species
Mourning Dove  6
 Downy Woodpecker  1
 Hairy Woodpecker  2
 Blue Jay  6
 American Crow  1
 Common Raven  1
 Black-capped Chickadee  16
 Tufted Titmouse  3
 Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
 White-breasted Nuthatch  4
 Brown Creeper  1
 Dark-eyed Junco  5
 American Goldfinch  1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25639896
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

June 2015 Bird Monitoring Walk

June 30, 2015

Director Erin Talmage led the June 2015 Bird Monitoring Walk. These results are recorded with eBird. Erin adds, “We saw lots of babies on the bird walk. It was so cool.”

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 Jun 27, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     monitoring walk led by Erin Talmage
 30 species
 
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  7     
          Observed feeding at 2 very active nesting holes; 
          observed additional feeding of fledgling
 Downy Woodpecker  1
 Hairy Woodpecker  1
 Northern Flicker  1
 Eastern Phoebe  2
 Great Crested Flycatcher  2
 Red-eyed Vireo  1
 Blue Jay  4
 American Crow  1
 Common Raven  1
 Black-capped Chickadee  3
 Tufted Titmouse  1
 White-breasted Nuthatch  1
 Brown Creeper  1
 House Wren  1
 Hermit Thrush  1
 American Robin  1
 Gray Catbird  1
 Ovenbird  7
 Common Yellowthroat  2
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
 Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
 Song Sparrow  2
 White-throated Sparrow  1
 Scarlet Tanager  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
 Red-winged Blackbird  1
 Common Grackle  1
 Baltimore Oriole  1
 
 View this checklist online at
 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24068035
 
 This report was generated automatically by 
 eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for the next Bird Monitoring Walk, Saturday July 25, at 7:30 a.m. Gather in the Museum’s parking lot! This activity is open to all and free; we see that’s it’s most fun for adults and older children, and experienced birders help newer ones. Please bring your own binoculars. It’s helpful when you pre-register by emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org or calling (802) 434-2167

Early Birders’ Observations for May 31, 2015

June 3, 2015

The May 31, 2015,  Early Birders Morning Walk was chilly and rainy. Rich in color if you glanced out our Viewing Window at the azaleas. A nice treat at the end: the Lincoln Sparrow carving has been sponsored by one of our members, and dedicated to Shirley and Bob Johnson (Shirley often leads the bird walks).  Today Shirley got a chance to see the plaque for the first time.

Thank you again to Mae for eBirding the results.

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 May 31, 2015 7:05 AM - 9:05 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     rainy and cold, 55 degrees
 24 species
 
 Mourning Dove  2
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
 Downy Woodpecker  2
 Hairy Woodpecker  1
 Eastern Phoebe  1
 Great Crested Flycatcher  1
 Red-eyed Vireo  3
 Blue Jay  4
 Black-capped Chickadee  1
 Tufted Titmouse  2
 House Wren  1
 Wood Thrush  1
 American Robin  3
 Gray Catbird  2
 Ovenbird  4
 Blackburnian Warbler  2
 Song Sparrow  1
 Dark-eyed Junco  1
 Northern Cardinal  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
 Red-winged Blackbird  1
 Common Grackle  1
 Brown-headed Cowbird  1
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23717493
 
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for the next one or more, every Sunday through the end of June. You can see from our records that we have experienced birders leading the walks (and attending) but beginners are welcome!! Our trails are moderate—plus we have both an accessible treehouse and an indoor viewing window if you prefer an even more relaxed pace.

Finish the walk with bird-friendly coffee (thaty was quite welcome this cool morning!) at the viewing window inside the Museum. Tea too, and birders are often good bakers. Just sayin’.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Best for adults and older children • Free, donations welcome.
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call 802 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org

May 2015 Bird Monitoring Walk

June 1, 2015

Director Erin Talmage led the May 2015 Bird Monitoring Walk. These results are also recorded with eBird.

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, Vermont, US
 May 30, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     monitoring walk led by Erin Talmage. 67 degrees at start.
 27 species
 
 Mourning Dove  3
 Black-billed Cuckoo  1     Heard In distance
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     At feeder
 Downy Woodpecker  1
 Hairy Woodpecker  3
 Eastern Phoebe  2
 Red-eyed Vireo  2
 Blue Jay  3
 Black-capped Chickadee  1
 Tufted Titmouse  1
 Brown Creeper  1
 House Wren  2
 Veery  1
 American Robin  3
 Gray Catbird  3
 Ovenbird  7
 Common Yellowthroat  1
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
 Black-throated Green Warbler  1
 Song Sparrow  1
 White-throated Sparrow  1
 Northern Cardinal  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
 Red-winged Blackbird  1
 Common Grackle  1
 Brown-headed Cowbird  3
 Purple Finch  2
 
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23703829
 
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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