Early Birders’ Observations for May 26

Shirley led our Early Birder Morning Walk walk on Sunday May 26. One of  our volunteers also posted the list on eBird and emailed it to us. Have you used eBird yet? You can list and generate reports of what you’ve seen there, and the data contributes to a long-running, large citizen science project. Our emailed report looks something like this:

Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, US-VT
 May 26, 2013 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.0 kilometer(s)
 Comments:     Early morning walk led by Shirley Johnson. Cold and rainy!
 23 species (+1 other taxa)
 Wild Turkey  1
 Mourning Dove  2
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
 Downy Woodpecker  2
 Hairy Woodpecker  1
 Empidonax sp.  1
 Eastern Phoebe  2
 Red-eyed Vireo  1
 Blue Jay  5
 American Crow  1
 Black-capped Chickadee  1
 American Robin  1
 Ovenbird  2
 Common Yellowthroat  1
 Song Sparrow  1
 Scarlet Tanager  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
 Red-winged Blackbird  3
 Common Grackle  2
 Brown-headed Cowbird  1
 Baltimore Oriole  2
 American Goldfinch  2
 Evening Grosbeak  2
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14245937 
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Birders were out from 7:15 through 8:15 a.m., as it was very chilly and damp.  Another birder’s list records both Least and Great-crested Flycatchesr (instead of Empidonax spp.), which may have been a combination of luck, songs heard, or different birding experience.

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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