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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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 (


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Through the Window: September 2023

Life-like Pine Warbler woodcarving by Bob Spear
Pine Warbler, carved by Bob Spear

It’s the last month for the Hummingbirds (for the year). Nevertheless, they delighted those who sat at the Viewing Window this month, as the “Hummers” continued to defend “their” feeders!

Not only that, but we saw some unusual-for-the-feeder-area birds as well. Read on to find out what species they were…

September Bird List

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Insect Walk with Spencer Hardy

Kick off our Community Day Celebration with biologist Spencer Hardy, Project Coordinator of the Vermont Bee Atlas.

Come explore this summer morning and discover what birds and insects share our landscape.

Outdoors—it’s where the bugs and butterflies are!

This is a slow-paced walk; museum trails are open until sunset for those wanting to wander further.

Max: 10 people
Free (as part of our Community Day; donations always welcome)
PLEASE pre-register.

Click/tap the button above or call 802-434-2167 or email

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Through the Window: June 2022

Woodcarving of red-eyed vireo, life size in profile, posed standing in ferns with autumn-tined leaves as a blurry background
Red-eyed Vireo from the Teaching Warblers collection. Carved by Bob Spear in 1988. Photographed by Erin Talmage.

It’s been a pleasant early summer month at the Birds of Vermont Museum. We’re continuing our Early Birder Morning Walks on Sundays, and had a new walk offered: “Tree IDs for Birders”. We even had a booksigning and a carving class!

Even though we’ve cut back on our feeding, we have still been able to enjoy spotting birds through our windows (and doors) at the Museum.

June Bird List

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