Observed On the Property

We often record bird sightings at the Museum.

Some records are informal, like our notes at the Viewing Window (see below for recent birding entries from our blog).

Some records are for monitoring purposes and we record those in eBird, one of many citizen science projects. That’s where records from our monthly bird monitoring walks, the Early Birder walks, Nestwatch and Great Backyard Bird Count, or when something particularly unusual gets reported.

We also participate additional not-just-birds citizen science projects.

Bird Blog

Below you will find recent blog posts categorized “birding”. The full blog is here, and of course we invite you to attend a walk or several.

Through the Window: June 2020

June is unbelievably beautiful in Vermont. To add to our happiness, we have been able to open the Museum Wednesdays-Sundays, 10-4, which is so far working well.  To add to the beauty of late spring around us, we’ve got a new art show, all about borders and boundaries, edges and exchanges. Stop by to wander …

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Through the Window: May 2020

This exhibit of Eastern Phoebes nesting sure puts us in mind of spring. And spring truly is here: a bit of mud, early leaves, returning migrants. We look forward to the days when the dangers of this coronavirus are past or at least well-mitigated, and we can offer early morning bird walks again. In the …

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Exploring our trails and COVID-19

Yes, our trails are open! But we ask you to take extra precautions for now: Please visit only if you live locally (within about 10 miles); current spread-prevention guidelines recommend this. If you are from farther away, we hope to see you later this year. Please take extra care: we have limited or no cell …

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Through the Window: March 2020

Well this was not the March we expected. Admittedly, the birds here seem quite unaffected. We did keep observing birds from our windows and cams, just with fewer human friends (in person).  Welcome back, Common Grackle and Song Sparrow! We’ve rearranged our schedules and updated some policies to deal with COVID-19. Details soon! The birds …

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