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Monday, May 14, 2007

[BIRD NOTES] May 14, 2007


Bird Notes



SVAS Bird Walk

On Saturday, May 12th birding specialist Whit Nichols led a field trip for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society, to find early Spring migrants. Eleven early risers turned out on a slightly cool, breezy, sunshiny morning to count 45 species of birds.



Green Heron

Spotted Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Warbling Vireo

Eastern Bluebird

Brown Thrasher

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Pine Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Black and White Warbler

Nashville Warbler


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Baltimore Oriole




I had two Wilson's Warblers this morning(5/12): one at the Brattleboro Retreat Meadows and another across the river in Hinsdale.  ---Hector Galbraith, Dummerston, VT



This week at our hillside open and wooded site we saw:

Indigo Bunting (here yesterday and today).

Black and White Warbler

Baltimore Oriole (checking out a maple tree).

Robins are building nests

Thrushes echo in the woods.

A Cardinal pair feed every evening and morning at our feeder.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Our first of the season today. From notes I have kept for 10 years, we always see them arrive during the first ten days of May.)

---Nancy Waterhouse, Putney, VT


Vermont Spring Bird Arrival Schedule

First week in May:

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Tern, Black Tern, Whip-poor-will, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Least Flycatcher, Great-crested Flycatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, White-crowned Sparrow, Bobolink.


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Saturday, May 19 — Spring Migration at Great Meadows and the Sudbury Valley. Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Mass. is famous for spring migration birding. Waterfowl, waders, rails, songbirds, flycatchers and other birds come to this oasis in the spring to rest and feed, or stay and breed. Meet at the Outlet Center parking lot off I91 exit 1 in Brattleboro at 6:30 a.m. to carpool. Bring water, snacks, field guides, scopes and binoculars. For information and to sign up, call Marilyn at(802)387-4585 or e-mail:



Please keep us abreast of what birds you are seeing, whether at home or on a trip in or out of the Windham County area.


Al Merritt

W. Brattleboro, VT



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