Archive for April, 2011

Gulf Crossing film at Big Picture Theater, Sunday, May 15 at 1 PM

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Warblers, vireos, flycatchers, thrushes, hummingbirds – They all arrive back in the Valley every May to rest or nest.   Most of us have no idea of their migration challenges  from Central or South America.  View this amazing documentary that chronicles their nonstop flight over the Gulf of Mexico.  This film, directed byJackson Childs,  will be shown at 1PM at the Big […]

Mad River Path – Waitsfield Laundromat, Thursday, May 5

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Meet Jeannie Elias at Waitsfield Laundromat (Fiddler’s Green) at 7:00 AM for a  morning walk looking for migrants on the Mad River Path along the river and in surrounding woods and fields.

Cooper’s Hawk in Moretown

Mad Birder Scott Sainsbury got this great shot of a Cooper’s Hawk on his birdfeeder yesterday in Moretown.  On June 11th Scott will lead a Spring bird walk on his property, Cross Haven Farm.  Keep a look out for great birds…you never know where they will turn up!

Phen Basin, Thursday, May 12

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Meet Jeannie Elias at end of Phen Basin Road (off Bragg Hill Rd) for an early morning walk.  This can be muddy, wear your muck boots.    A nice wooded hike to beaver ponds.  NOTE:  This location was changed from the Kingsbury section of Mad River Path.

Ward Hill, Sunday,May 29

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Meet Mad Birders at Pratts on Rt 100 in Duxbury at 7:30 AM, to carpool to Ward Hill for our annual late May walk.  This is one of our most popular walks, led by our Valley birding experts, Team Pipit.  We invite birders of all abilities to join us for this special morning.  NOTE:  This is a […]

Sherman and Bowen Roads, Thursday, April 21

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Meet at the corner of East Warren and Sherman Rds (first left after the Dip) for a cool spring walk along fields and into the woods.  We will hope for some early warblers and other migrants.  Potluck brunch at Pat Folsom’s to follow.

Hildene – Birding and Peonies, Saturday, May 21- Leave Valley at 5:15 AM

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  The Vermont Bird Place & Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please call Randy Schmidt at (802) 362-2270 or email Meet at the Welcome Center Parking Lot, 8:00 am, Free.   Note:  In order to be at […]

Barred Owl on the wing.

John Reilly of Waitsfield got this marvelous shot of a Barred Owl in his yard last month.  We rarely get to see that wonderful long wing span.  Good shot John!