Archive for May, 2021

2021 Spring Bird Walks – Protocol change

In response to changes in the Vermont and CDC guidance with respect to outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mad Birders are changing their protocols for our Spring Bird Walks as follows: Vaccination is no longer required. However, masks must be worn. This is in recognition of the fact that during group birding it […]

2021 Spring Bird Walks

The Mad Birders are pleased to announce that our Spring bird walks will resume May 1, 2021.In order to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the following protocols will be in place for all walks:All participants must be fully vaccinated, meaning that it has been more than two weeks since one’s course of vaccines has […]

Time for Spring Birding!

The time of the singing of birds is upon us. The Mad Birders Spring Walk calendar is just about complete. Details can be found on the specific calendar entry for each walk.  All walks are free and open to the public.  We have loaner binoculars available at all our walks and our much coveted Mad […]

In Memory of Chris Pratt

The Mad Birders are sad to announce the passing of a beloved member of our birding community, Chris Pratt, who left this world on March 20, 2017. Indubitably the ‘better half’ of Team Pipit, Chris was the constant companion of her husband Fred, of 61 years. Chris was affectionately known to the Mad Birders as […]

Remembering Ave Haviland

The Mad Birders lost one of their own earlier this month as our dear friend Ave Haviland passed from this life into the next. An enthusiastic birder, Ave was also knowledgeable about wildflowers and native plants. She and her late husband Walt were avid hikers and skiers even as they entered their 80’s. Ave especially […]

Pony Farm Road Walk – Birding before the Deluge

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts: Cory and Chris Stephenson, the Mad Birders enjoyed a field trip to the old Pony Farm property on Pony Farm Road in Moretown. Varied habitat including fields, river corridor, meadows, wetlands and forests produced a wide array of species. Participants practiced birding by ear skills and several sharp […]

Birding By Ear Workshop Sunday May 22nd at 4PM

Join the Mad Birders and the Moretown Memorial Library on Sunday May 22nd at 4PM for a two-part workshop to learn about birding by ear. Whether you are an experienced bird watcher or just at the beginning of this delightful life long hobby, this workshop is for you. Meet at the Moretown Elementary School Library […]

Mad Birders Flock to State Farm Property in Duxbury

Spring Birding is HERE!

Spring migration is underway, and the Mad Birders are the beneficiaries of this marvelous annual miracle. Black-Throated Green Warblers (pictured above) have returned to the Mad River Valley, along with many other colorful warblers and songbirds. We have walks scheduled throughout the month of May. Join Jeannie Elias on Thursday mornings at 7am for our […]

Come Join the Mad Birders for a Woodcock Walk – Thursday 4/14 at 7:30PM