Archive for May, 2011

For Every Bird a Nest

For every Bird a Nest — Wherefore in timid quest Some little Wren goes seeking round — Wherefore when boughs are free — Households in every tree — Pilgrim be found? Perhaps a home too high — Ah Aristocracy! The little Wren desires — Perhaps of twig so fine — Of twine e’en superfine, Her […]

Bernd on Birds

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Bernd Heinrich, a UVM researcher and author of many books on crows and ravens, will speak at Warren Library on Saturday, June 11 at 4 PM.  The event is free, open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there.

Missisquoi NWR Monitoring Walk, Saturday, June 18, 8 AM

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Friends of Missisquoi NWR Board Members, Ken Copenhaver and Bridget Butler, lead these walks on the third Saturday of every month.  After the walk, Mad Birders will explore other Franklin County hotspots, including Franklin County Airport.  Bring lunch.   NOTE:  We will meet at Shaw’s in Waitsfield at 6:15 AM to carpool, arriving at Missisquoi by […]

Blue-Capped Mad Birders find blue birds on Center Fayston Road Walk

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Seven Mad Birders, all women, five of whom sported Periwinkle colored Mad Birder caps had a great walk on Center Fayston Road in Fayston this morning.  Among the highlights were Eastern Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings and Black-Throated Blue Warblers, of course.  (Pictured above from left to right are Alex Maclay, Sandra Bruggerman, Barbara Ellis, Pat Folsom […]

GULF CROSSING – A film about the mystery and marvels of songbird migration

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Scarlet Tanagers are among the species that annually make a ‘gulf crossing’ on their way to Vermont. Indigo Buntings are a perennial favorite among birders. The Mad Birders and The Big Picture Theater  are pleased to present Gulf Crossing, a gorgeous new film about the annual avian pilgrimage across the Gulf of Mexico at 1PM […]