Spring's birdsong chorus has quieted down a little by June, so this monitoring walk will focus on the field marks that are essential for distinguishing between different species. Wings bars, tail patterns, and eyes stripe and rings will all come into play.
Following our regular monitor route, we will search for birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center. This is a great opportunity to build your experience using binoculars and listening to bird song. We will identify the birds we see or hear, and record counts of their population numbers.
The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. Explore bird sightings from Audubon Vermont's Green Mountain Audubon Center.
We typically finish our monitoring route by about 9:30 am, but you can leave earlier if necessary.
Donations to Audubon are appreciated.
Regarding the weather: Normally with light snow/rain forecasted, we will go ahead with the walk. If strong winds or heavy snow/rain are expected, we will reschedule the walk. Please check our Facebook page if in doubt about the weather. We'll post an update if the forecast looks iffy.