Archive for May, 2015

May Birding

The warm spring weather brings back the birds to the Mad River Valley AND brings out the Mad Birders too! On Saturday May 2nd, Patti Haynes and Gib Geiger led twelve birding enthusiasts on one of the first of our scheduled walks of the season.  At Mountain Valley Farm we tallied 28 species of birds […]

Christmas Bird Count 2014

The 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place in the Mad River Valley, Northfield and Roxbury Friday Dec 19, 2014.  The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, the Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants around the world know that it is also a lot […]

Bicknell’s or Bust!

The weather could not have been better for this year’s Mad Birders Bicknell’s quest on Lincoln Peak – aka Sugarbush South. Twenty three birders arrived June 21st to head up the mountain in hopes of finding this bird. We were not disappointed! After an easy ride up the Super Bravo quad we hiked the rest […]


( Events )

Over sixty of our fellow Vermont birders descended upon Pat and Scott Sainsbury’s CrossHaven Farm on Sunday, May 25th to meet up with over 80 species of birds for the 3rd annual BIG MORNING. It was a really wonderful gathering with many people who have not made it to this event in past years, and […]

FIRST BIRDS by Patti Haynes

A few Mad Birders and friends decided to kick off the New Year with a BANG! Knowing that there were some really interesting birds nearby, we decided it might be fun to try to find them on the first day of 2014. So, at the crack of dawn that first frigid morning Patti Haynes, Pat […]