Through the Window: June 2024

Eastern Phoebe pair at nest, woodcarving by Bob Spear
Eastern Phoebe pair at nest. This woodcarving by Bob Spear is on display in our Nesting Bird Gallery.

This is a strangely short list. We did limit feeding until late in the month due to nearby bear sightings. And I know we were more likely outside when looking at and for birds in June. (I mean, how can you resist June? Except for that weirdly horribly hot week.) Of course, it’s also possible the birds were very busy elsewhere. Because June!

 

 

June Bird List

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August Bird Monitoring Walk

Yellow Warbler ©copyright Bob Johnson and used by permission

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) are welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, and dress for the weather. Tick repellent and water bottles are recommended.

Max: 12 people

Suggested donation $10 – $15
Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/organizations/birds-of-vermont-museum.

Outdoors

Photo: Photo of Yellow Warbler ©copyright Bob Johnson and used by permission.

July 2024 events

An older person and younger person smile through circular openings in a large painted signboard. The board says 'Having a BEE-utiful Day at the Birds of Vermond Museum'. The openings are the centers of two big yellow flowers; other flowers, a monarch butterfly, and a honeybee are painted on the board.

On beyond birds! Birds are not alone on the world, so take some time to explore other creatures of beauty, purpose, and oddity. Come to a butterfly (and other bugs) walk with the Vermont Entomological Society. Meet artists at the Power of Perspective reception. And of course, end the month with the bird monitoring walk.

The Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm (but we are closed July 4th). The trails are open sunrise to sunset, every day. Libraries have passes, and admission is always free for members (https://birdsofvermont.org/membership/).

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July Bird Monitoring Walk

Unidentified hawk overhead against a brilliantly blue sky. Photo copyright Erin Talmage and used by permission.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow.

Most fun for adults and older youth. Please bring your own binoculars, and dress for the weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle.

Register online at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/july-bird-monitoring-walk-7-27-2024 or call the Museum at 802-434-2167.

Max: 12 people
Suggested donation $10 – $15

Photo: Unidentified hawk overhead against a brilliantly blue sky. Photo copyright Erin Talmage and used by permission.

June Bird Monitoring Walk

Looking down on one (blue) Red-winged Blackbird egg in nest, with cattail stems surrounding and supporting nest. (copyright E. Talmage and used by permission)

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Max: 12 people
Suggested donation $10 – $15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/june-bird-monitoring-walk-6-29-2024 or call the museum at +1 802 434-2167

(Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March)

Photo: Single Red-winged Blackbird egg. Photo © copyright E. Talmage and used by permission.

Through the Window: May 2024

Black and WHite Warbler, photographed by Hans Nedde; copyright © 2024 and used with permission. A small bird with black and white patterned plumage and a narrow pointed black beak. It has a black cap, white brow line, and white belly, as well as black-and-white sides, flanks, wings. It is perched on a twig, and the background is a mottled pale white-gray-green (as if out of focus).
Black and White Warbler. Photo © by Hans Nedde and used with permission.

We had a surprise visitor one day in May! This little fellow confused the Black-capped Chickadee by pulling fibers from a hanging plant basket that the chickadees often use (for the same purpose).

Many thanks to our intern Hans for the photo. Read on for a really incredible bird list this month!

May Bird List

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May 2024 events

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

New ways of seeing and thinking about birds: our “Power of Perspective” community art show is open! Plus, we invite you to join birding walks, explore spring ephemerals, and consider wood carving this May at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

The Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The trails are open sunrise to sunset, every day. Libraries have passes, and admission is always free for members (https://birdsofvermont.org/membership/).

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Early Birders Morning Walk

Two people stand on a footbridge looking through binoculars; one is pointing at something out of frame. Trees with spring foliage can be seen behind them.

Early summer mornings are terrific for birding. 

Who’s singing, calling, nesting, or flying around the Birds of Vermont Museum? Discover birds on an early morning ramble in the Museum’s forest and meadows. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds. Pat Phillips will lead this week’s walk.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Early mornings are often damp with dew and boots are definitely in order. Don’t forget bug spray/tick repellent!

Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Free, suggested donation: $10-$15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-30-6-30-2024 or call the museum at +1 802-434-2167

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills