Archive for March, 2008

Early Morning Walk – Big Picture Parking Lot – Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Meet at the Big Picture Theater Parking Lot at 6:30 AM for a walk along a route proposed for a nature trail along the wetlands.  Wear waterproof, sturdy footwear.  1 1/2 hours

Ward Hill Morning Walk – Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Fred and Chris Pratt (Team Pipit!) often make an early morning walk on Ward Hill where there are a good number of warblers as well as other nesting species. Meet at Shaws at 7:30 AM to carpool to Ward Hill, or get to Ward Hill to begin birding at 7:45 AM.

Red-winged Blackbirds Signal Spring

Despite the snow and wind, the male Red-winged Blackbirds have arrived in the Valley and across the state.  Bridget says blackbirds are the true harbingers of spring.  Rejoice!!

Moretown Common Walk, Thursday, June 12, 2008

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Meet at Shaws at 7:30 AM to carpool to Moretown Common.  We will check out several spots surveyed for the Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas.

Mad River Path, Meadow Road, Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Meet at Meadow Road parking lot for the Mad River Path at 7:30 AM. This will be a two hour walk with lots of migrants and summer residents visible in the varied habitats we will explore.   We hope to see American Redstarts, Warbling Vireos, Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, many more species.

Mad River Path Early Morning Bird Walk – Tremblay Rd. Parking Lot, Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Meet at the Tremblay Road parking lot for Mad River Path, we will bird north along the Mad River Path.    We will start birding at 6:30AM.  We may see warblers, vireos, kingbirds, sparrows and much more along the river.  This will be a 1 1/2 hour walk.  Dress in layers with sturdy footwear.

Mt. Ellen Alpine Bird Adventure on Saturday, June 7, 2008

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Thanks to Sugarbush, we will travel up Mt. Ellen access road to nearly reach the ridge line. We will be led by Sean Lawson, looking for the rare Bicknell’s Thrush and other alpine nesters. Birders with high clearance, low-range, 4 wheel drive vehicles are needed to help us carpool up the mountain along the Sugarbush […]

Pine Grosbeaks and Snow Buntings still being spotted in the Mad River Valley, but numbers are down and their days south of their breeding territory are due to come to an end soon.

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Blueberry Lake – Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Meet at the south end of Blueberry Lake at 7:30 AM to check out this beautiful spot for late migrants and summer residents. 

Knoll Farm Walk – Beginning Birder Special, Saturday, May 3, 2008

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Saturday, May 3, 2008. Meet at Knoll Farm at 8 AM. We will start at the yard and barn, then hike up through the meadow to the woods. Nancy Turner will lead the walk in this beautiful spot. This is one of Mad Birder’s most popular walks every year. In the past two years, we […]