Early Birders’ Observations for May 24, 2015

The May 24, 2015,  Early Birders Morning Walk was another glorious day with great birders. As a special treat, a few “long-lost” Museum friends joined the walk and renewed their membership as well. And this might be our record number of species too: FORTY-TWO. Wow.

Thank you again to Mae for eBirding the results.

 Birds of Vermont Museum, Chittenden, US-VT
 May 24, 2015 7:00 AM - 9:35 AM
 Protocol: Traveling
 1.5 kilometer(s)
 42 species
 Wild Turkey  1
 Mourning Dove  2
 Black-billed Cuckoo  1     Heard only. Location: path below pond.
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5     1 near road; 2 below pond; 2 above pond.
 Downy Woodpecker  1
 Hairy Woodpecker  1
 Northern Flicker  1
 Eastern Phoebe  2
 Great Crested Flycatcher  1
 Red-eyed Vireo  5
 Blue Jay  4
 American Crow  1
 Black-capped Chickadee  2
 White-breasted Nuthatch  1
 Brown Creeper  1
 House Wren  2
 Veery  3
 Hermit Thrush  1
 Wood Thrush  1
 American Robin  3
 Gray Catbird  3     One on nest
 Ovenbird  4
 Louisiana Waterthrush  1
 Tennessee Warbler  1
 Common Yellowthroat  6
 American Redstart  1
 Magnolia Warbler  2
 Blackburnian Warbler  2
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
 Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
 Black-throated Green Warbler  2
 Canada Warbler  1
 Song Sparrow  2
 Dark-eyed Junco  2
 Northern Cardinal  1
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
 Red-winged Blackbird  8
 Common Grackle  1
 Brown-headed Cowbird  5
 Baltimore Oriole  3
 American Goldfinch  2
 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23606982
 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Join us for the next one or more, every Sunday through the end of June. You can see from our records that we have experienced birders leading the walks (and attending) but beginners are welcome!! Our trails are moderate—plus we have both an accessible treehouse and an indoor viewing window if you prefer an even more relaxed pace.

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.

Best 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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