Archive for January, 2009

Great Backyard Bird Count in mid-February

The Great Backyard Bird Count (February 13-16) is a chance for all of us to be citizen scientists for a weekend.  Watch birds in your yard or wherever you are, submit your results.  It’s fun and helps give scientists helpful information about bird distribution.  Go to for the full story. Let’s have great Mad River Valley […]

Pine Siskins and other Irruptives

This winter is proving to be a good one for birders looking for irruptives – those birds that visit our Valley some years, looking for food.  Several Mad Birders and birders all over the east are reporting flocks of Pine Siskins at their feeders.  The Hawk Mountain migration report forecast this irruption when they reported ten times […]