Archive for June, 2011

Monhegan Island Maine Trip September 24 – 27, 2011

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Fred and Chris Pratt (Team Pipit) often make a trip to beautiful Monhegan Island off of the coast of Maine in late September.   This year they are again extending an invitation for Mad Birders to join them. The island is a stopping point for migrants heading south; many warblers are typically seen. The island is a […]

The Nesting Season

  The Mad Birders are very grateful to Professor Bernd Heinrich who came to Warren, VT to give a talk titled “Bernd on Birds” last Saturday afternoon.  Apologies to all for the delay in starting the program.  The talk focused on the nesting habits of many common North American songbirds and Professor Heinrich provided some […]

Granville – Parker Property, Wednesday, June 22

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Meet at Shaws in Waitsfield at 7:30 AM to carpool to Granville Gulf to do a second 2011 bird survey at the Parker property.  This will be a  3-4  hour trip.  Wear long pants and waterproof footwear, bring water and insect repellent.   This is the fourth year we’ve birded this beautiful wooded area.  Remy Lary from […]

BERND ON BIRDS – A talk about birds, biology and life. Saturday June 11th at 4PM at the Warren Library

The Mad Birders are very pleased to invite the Mad River Valley community to join us for a talk by UVM Biology Professor Emeritus and renowned author Bernd Heinrich.  Professor Heinrich will speak at the Warren Library on Saturday, June 11 at 4 PM.  The title of the program is “Bernd on Birds”. Author of […]

Ap Gap Pond and Long Trail Crossing, Wednesday, June 8

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Mad Birders will meet at Shaw’s in Waitsfield at 7 PM to carpool to the top of Rte 17.  We will walk around the pond just west of the summit to look for nesting species, then explore the area near the summit for Swainson’s Thrush and other evening songsters.  Wear your muck boots, be prepared to […]

Mad River Path Walk – West Greenway Section, Thursday, July 7

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Mad Birders will do a walk on  the West Greenway section of the Mad River Path.  Meet at the  Meadow Rd parking lot (north of Waitsfield Village near Small Dog Electronics)  at 8:00 AM .  This is part of Vermont Festival of Great Outdoors (  Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Big Sit at Big Picture Theatre Area, Saturday, July 9

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What is a Big Sit?  It is a 17 foot circle – birders sit and keep track of birds seen or heard for a period of time.  Come, meet Mad Birders at Big Picture parking lot any time from  7:00 AM until 5 :00 PM.   This is part of the Vermont Festival of Great Outdoors (, everyone welcome.