Through the Window: April 2015

New “friends” and old all to be seen! Bold text indicates the species we did not see last month.

  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mourning Dove
  • Common Redpoll
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Northern Cardinal (males and female)
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • American Crow (3 on 4/14)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Wild Turkey
  • American Robin
  • Song Sparrow
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Broad-winged Hawk (parking lot 4/25)
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • American Goldfinch
  • Ruffed Grouse (heard from parking lot 4/24)
  • Common Grackle (4/26)

Also of note! Wood frogs! 4/17 and egg masses 4/28
Eastern Cottontail 4/26
Eastern Chipmunk, Gray Squirrel, Red Squirrel

We’re open daily from May 1 (today!) through October 31. drop in any day between 10am and 4pm! Let us share bird ID skills, woodcarvers’ art, birds in art, and citizen science opportunities with you! If you have questions, call (802) 434-2167, email or post to us on Facebook or Twitter.


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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