Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Monday, April 29, 2013

SVAS Field Trip

Bird Watching Along the Connecticut

Saturday April 27, 2013


Many thanks to all of you for joining us Saturday morning on this annual early spring bird walk. The weather was near perfect, though it was a little chilly (34 degrees) at the start, but it turned into a beautiful sunny morning in the 60s.  It was the kind of day that gave us all a chance to shake off the winter blahs and enjoy spring at its finest with a great group of birders, on the back roads of Brattleboro. If you stuck with us until the noon hour and you saw or heard all of the species counted, you would have realized 30 on your list. They are as follows:


  1. Canada Goose
  2. Double-crested Cormorant
  3. Turkey Vulture
  4. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  5. Killdeer
  6. Greater Yellowlegs
  7. Rock Pigeon
  8. Mourning Dove
  9. Belted Kingfisher
  10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  11. Downy Woodpecker
  12. American Crow
  13. Tree Swallow
  14. Black-capped Chickadee
  15. Tufted Titmouse
  16. White-breasted Nuthatch
  17. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  18. American Robin
  19. Brown Thrasher
  20. European Starling
  21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  22. Chipping Sparrow
  23. Field Sparrow
  24. Song Sparrow
  25. Swamp Sparrow
  26. White-throated Sparrow
  27. Northern Cardinal
  28. Red-winged Blackbird
  29. Common Grackle
  30. House Finch



Phyllis Benay, Jan Drechsler, Bob Engel, Henry Glejzer, Richard Glejzer, Susan James, Patty Meyer, Greg Moschetti, Anne Moore Odell, Chris Petrak,

Emily Talley, Susan Whittemore, Malcom & Marj Wright, and trip leaders Barbara & Al Merritt.


The next outing will be “Putney Wildflowers and Birds” ~ Sunday May 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Meet our knowledgeable leader Pat Shields at the Putney School Forest kiosk by the Putney Pool (the driveway right before Putney Central School).


Happy Birding,



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