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In Memory of Chris Pratt

The Mad Birders are sad to announce the passing of a beloved member of our birding community, Chris Pratt, who left this world on March 20, 2017. Indubitably the ‘better half’ of Team Pipit, Chris was the constant companion of her husband Fred, of 61 years. Chris was affectionately known to the Mad Birders as […]

Remembering Ave Haviland

The Mad Birders lost one of their own earlier this month as our dear friend Ave Haviland passed from this life into the next. An enthusiastic birder, Ave was also knowledgeable about wildflowers and native plants. She and her late husband Walt were avid hikers and skiers even as they entered their 80’s. Ave especially […]

Pony Farm Road Walk – Birding before the Deluge

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts: Cory and Chris Stephenson, the Mad Birders enjoyed a field trip to the old Pony Farm property on Pony Farm Road in Moretown. Varied habitat including fields, river corridor, meadows, wetlands and forests produced a wide array of species. Participants practiced birding by ear skills and several sharp […]

Birding By Ear Workshop Sunday May 22nd at 4PM

Join the Mad Birders and the Moretown Memorial Library on Sunday May 22nd at 4PM for a two-part workshop to learn about birding by ear. Whether you are an experienced bird watcher or just at the beginning of this delightful life long hobby, this workshop is for you. Meet at the Moretown Elementary School Library […]

Mad Birders Flock to State Farm Property in Duxbury

Spring Birding is HERE!

Spring migration is underway, and the Mad Birders are the beneficiaries of this marvelous annual miracle. Black-Throated Green Warblers (pictured above) have returned to the Mad River Valley, along with many other colorful warblers and songbirds. We have walks scheduled throughout the month of May. Join Jeannie Elias on Thursday mornings at 7am for our […]

Come Join the Mad Birders for a Woodcock Walk – Thursday 4/14 at 7:30PM

     

116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Mad Birders will be participating in the 116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Our circle includes parts of the Mad River Valley, Roxbury, Northfield and Berlin (Pond) and our count day this year is Friday, December 18th. Teams of Mad Birders will set out at first light in whatever weather nature gives us that day […]

Join the Mad Birders for an Autumn Birdwalk and Brunch on Saturday 10/10/15

The Mad Birders will be holding an Autumn Birdwalk at 7:30am on Saturday October 10th at the home of Jeannie Elias and Craig Goss on Center Fayston Road. Songbird migration will mostly be over but we will see what we can, and then circle back to Jeannie’s for a Mad Birder Brunch. We will be […]

4th Annual Mad Birder ‘Big Morning’ is a Big Success!

Well, the 4th Annual “Mad Birders Big Morning and Birder BBQ” is in the books. And this one proved to be just as satisfying and surprising as its three cousins. Today, 58 people from across Vermont (and a couple from Connecticut), spanning ages from 12 to 81 gathered to bird CrossHaven Farm in Moretown, and […]