Early Birders’ Observations for May 19

Shirley took us out on another Early Birder Morning Walk on Sunday May 19.  Wow, were there some wonderful birds or what!

  • Mallard Duck
  • Wild Turkey
  • Mourning Dove
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Northern Flicker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Down Woodpecker
  • Hair Woodpecker
  • Great-crested Flycatcher
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Tufted Timouse
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • Winter Wren
  • Veery
  • American Robin
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Black-and-White Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler

Birders were out from 7:15 through 9:30 a.m., and traversed about 1.5km. Both new-at-it and experienced birders came along, and there was some strong coffee and delicious muffins (from our local Backdoor Bakery) at the end of the walk.  (Coincidentally, the Burlington Bird-a-thon was also out walking here today, so they too saw and heard amazing birds and enjoyed some post-exploration treats. One of the groups saw a porcupine, too.)

Join us next time, for an early morning ramble in the Birds of Vermont Museum‘s forest and meadows every Sunday from May 12 through June 30. Enjoy the start of the day with us, birds, and other woodland inhabitants. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds—and we welcome additional possible leaders! Come to several walks to hear the changes in who calls and when!

Finish the walk with bird-friendly coffee at the viewing window inside the Museum.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Appropriate for: Adults and older children • Free, donations welcome.
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call 802 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org

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