Through the Window: January 2015

It’s pretty quiet around here…  Bold text indicates the species we did not see last month.

  • Blue Jay
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Mourning Dove
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (1/20 on Suet)
  • Northern Cardinal (female on swinging seed tray)

Just the usual suspects for mammals: Gray and red squirrels

We’re open by appointment from now until April 30. You are always welcome, just call or email to schedule a visit. Whether you’re working on bird ID skills, want to explore example of the woodcarvers’ art, learning about winter bird feeding, or seeking citizen science opportunities for yourself or a child, we can help! Call or email to set up your time to visit: (802) 434-2167 or


The “Through the Window” series is an informal record of observations made by staff, volunteers, and visitors. Anyone at the Museum may add to this list. Observations are usually through our viewing window: a large window with a film covering that helps hide watchers from the birds. We have chairs and binoculars to try, a white board, and many identification guides. Outdoors, several feeders are attached on a single, bear-resistant pole. A small pond, flowers and water plants, shrubs and trees add cover and (seasonally) other food choices . You can sometimes see what we see via our webcam.

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