Archive for January, 2013

The (not so) Common Redpoll

One of the highlights of Mad River Valley birding this winter is the presence of a small energetic bird named the Common Redpoll.  A member of the Finch family, this bird spends the summer breeding season in Canada but occasionally appears in Vermont in large numbers during the winter, especially when food sources further north […]

Christmas Bird Count results

Ten teams of birders had a very successful day of birding in the Mad River Valley and Northfield/Roxbury area. The weather was perfect, and we had almost twice the number of birds last year. I know some of us were hoping for more species, we have just about the same number we usually have. We […]