Early Birders’ Observations for June 2

Our Executive Director, Erin Talmage, led the Early Birders Morning Walk walk on Sunday June 2. Why, yes, we are a wee bit behind in posting these lists. Just a bit.

We had both new and experienced birders along this morning, a beautiful sunny day rising after a rainy night, so lots of dew and a smattering of fog. Our notes suggest we didn’t all see and hear exactly the same birds, but here’s what we were pretty sure about.

  • Great-crested Flycatcher
  • Wild Turkey
  • Veery
  • Black-capped Chicakdee
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Red-Eyed Vireo
  • Ovenbird
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • American Robin
  • American Goldfinch
  • Winter Wren
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Blue Jay
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • American Crow
  • Mourning Dove
  • Duck spp (some discussion arose as to whether it was a Wood Duck or Mallard. Both were known to frequent the spot; our youngest birder—age 4—was sure it was Wood Duck and related some field marks, but older birders were less confident, and most had only caught a glimpse as it flew away.)
  • Common Grackle
  • Nest of Baltimore Oriole

Join us next time, for an early morning ramble! We’re out 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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