Birdathon Audubon Vermont
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Audubon Vermont Birdathon

Making Birding Count
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Get Involved

Audubon Vermont Birdathon

Making Birding Count


Birdathon is one of Audubon Vermont’s biggest fundraisers of the year. We begin our journey bright and early to travel through forests, fields & along rivers and ponds to see, hear, and identify as many of our feathered friends as possible within a 24-hour period.

We keep a record of the number and variety of species that we find, which we'll publish here afterwards!  Through generous sponsorships from friends, family & Audubon supporters, we raise essential funds to maintain Audubon Vermont's education programs, science initiatives and Green Mountain Audubon Center facilities.

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Click HERE to make an online donation now, or mail a check to Audubon Vermont.

The 2017 Audubon Vermont Birdathon was a huge success!  It was a hot day for both the birds and the birders. We tallied 85 speciies of birds (and 85 degrees Fahrenheit).

As a sponsor, 100% of your tax-deductible contribution will support programs here in Vermont:

  • Providing thousands of young people with engaging opportunities to connect with nature, scholarships to attend summer camp, and school programs throughout the year.
  • Helping landowners across Vermont manage habitat for our native bird species, many of which are declining dramatically and need our help.  We’ve worked with owners of over 180,000 acres already so that the songs we hear each spring can continue into the future.  


Birdathon Audubon Vermont
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Birds of the 2017 Audubon Vermont Staff Birdathon
May 17, 2017

  1. Wild Turkey
  2. Least Flycatcher
  3. American Robin
  4. Ovenbird
  5. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  6. Brown Creeper
  7. Veery
  8. Black-capped Chickadee
  9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  10. American Crow
  11. Canada Goose
  12. Common Yellow-throat
  13. Winter Wren
  14. Dark-eye Junco
  15. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  16. Mourning Warbler
  17. Ruffed Grouse
  18. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  19. Blue Jay
  20. Mourning Dove
  21. Hermit Thrush
  22. Magnolia Warbler
  23. Wood Thrush
  24. Blackburnian Warbler
  25. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  26. American Redstart
  27. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  28. Blue-headed Vireo
  29. Common Raven
  30. Red-eyed Vireo
  31. Downy Woodpecker
  32. Great-crested Flycatcher
  33. Scarlet Tanager
  34. Black-throated Green Warbler
  35. Tufted Titmouse
  36. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  37. Black-and-white Warbler
  38. Turkey Vulture
  39. Eastern Phoebe
  40. Indigo Bunting
  41. White-throated Sparrow
  42. Northern Flicker
  43. American Goldfinch
  44. Northern Cardinal
  45. Gray Catbird
  46. Hairy Woodpecker
  47. Northern Parula
  48. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  49. Red-winged Blackbird
  50. Purple Finch
  51. Song Sparrow
  52. Common Grackle
  53. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  54. Baltimore Oriole
  55. Spotted Sandpiper
  56. Tree Swallow
  57. Red-tailed Hawk
  58. Osprey
  59. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  60. Barn Swallow
  61. Yellow Warbler
  62. House Wren
  63. Bobolink
  64. Savannah Sparrow
  65. Brown-headed Cowbird
  66. Warbling Vireo
  67. European Starling
  68. White-crowned Sparrow
  69. House Sparrow
  70. Chipping Sparrow
  71. Solitary Sandpiper
  72. Mallard Duck
  73. Wood Duck
  74. White-breasted Nuthatch
  75. Eastern Bluebird
  76. American Kestrel
  77. Evening Grosbeak
  78. Common Merganser
  79. Eastern Kingbird
  80. Ring-billed Gull
  81. Bank Swallow
  82. Merlin
  83. Rock Pigeon
  84. Chimney Swift
  85. Belted Kingfisher
Birdathon Audubon Vermont
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Thank you to Joel and Glenn from the Burlington Free Press for capturing the excitement and rhythms of Birdathon in 2016.  Read the full story.

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