Sightings listed for the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

{BIRD NOTES} ~ September 10, 2013

Bird Notes


Warbler Fallout (9/05)

A nice little wave of warblers in Dummerston today with B&W, Parula, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Redstart - the usual suspects. Also with them was one nice Philly Vireo.
---Hector Galbraith, Dummerston, VT


Bats Anyone?

I've had 3 bats for a few nights in Guilford.  I wonder if bats have been seen by others recently?

---Susan James, Guilford, VT


Nighthawks at Westminster Station (8/31)

80 birds. Also, a large swallow movement in the hundreds. Mostly Barn & Tree.

---Don Clark, Grafton, VT


West Brattleboro Birds

Mostly the usual suspects, but I’ll list them anyway:

Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, Morning Dove, Robin, Redstart, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Raven, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Catbird, Song Sparrow. The last of the Barn Swallows on the wires at the Gateway Farm on Abbott Road were seen a week ago.



Avian Haven, Maine

My friends at, Avian Haven a bird rehabilitation facility in Maine
( ), are planning a trip to New Jersey later
this week. They need to release a Chimney Swift and 2 Barn Swallows that
have been rehabilitated, but too late to join their respective species,
which have already fully migrated from upper New England. They'll also
be transporting 1 or 2 owls to The Raptor Trust facility in NJ.
          The swift is to be released at the Ridgewood, NJ migration staging roost
that I annually monitor and where Avian Haven have often released Swifts
in the past. Currently about 600 swifts are entering their middle school
          As to the Barn Swallows, I've been asked to try to identify sites in
Bergen and nearby NY/NJ counties where they are still being seen, the
more the better. I've checked eBird reports and noted that the biggest
group in our area as of last Fri was at the Pine Island Turf Farm, 20
birds as reported by John Haas that day. So I thought it would be a good
idea to ask the Mearns community to let me know of Barn Swallow
sightings in Orange and Rockland Counties and if someone is near the
Turf Farm, whether there's still Barn Swallow activity there.

          Please email such info to me ( I'll continue to
monitor eBird, but sometimes that source is delayed, so would appreciate
an email even if you post there.


Thanks for any help you can provide.
---Kurt Muenz, Glen Rock, NJ



2013 Vermont Migratory Bird Hunting Season

I thought these species, locations and dates might be of interest to birders who are out in the field birding this Fall. There is nothing like stepping out on the edge of a body of water or field and having a barrage of gunfire go off from camouflaged hunters that are interested in shooting the birds that you are seeking or even looking at. Please note that the season on Canada Geese is already in effect.   ---Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department


Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers

Lake Champlain Zone 1:      Oct. 9 – 13             Oct. 26 – Dec. 19
Interior Vermont Zone 2:  Oct. 9 – Dec. 7

Connecticut River Zone 3:  Oct. 2 – Nov. 3       Nov. 19 – Dec. 15


Canada Geese

Zone 1: Sept. 3 – Sept. 25       Oct. 10 – Nov. 28

Zone 2: Sept. 3 – Sept. 25

Zone 3: Sept. 3 – Sept. 25       Oct. 2 – Nov. 3       Nov. 19 – Dec. 15


Snow Geese (Inc. Blue Geese)

Zone 1: Oct. 1 – Dec. 29

Zone 2: Oct. 1 – Dec. 29

Zone 3: Oct. 2 – Oct. 31



Zone 1: Oct. 9 – Nov. 7

Zone 2: Oct. 9 – Nov. 7

Zone 3: Oct. 2 – Oct. 31



Statewide: Oct.  1 – Nov. 14


Common Snipe

Statewide: Oct. – Nov. 14


Common Goldeneye  painting chosen for the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp



Please share your birding news with us.

Any new migrants?



What have you seen while on a trip?


Al Merritt








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