Staff Birdathon Adventure 2023

Our staff took a whole day to bird together for our annual Birdathon! Read on to learn what species we saw.

Sleepy-eyed Audubon Vermont staff started their birding adventure right here at the Green Mountain Audubon Center at 6am. We counted about ten birds before ever stepping off our front porch! We roamed the entirety of the Audubon propety, through all of the different ecosystems the nature center has to offer: hardwood forests, hemlock swamp, field and meadow, beaver pond, brook, and along the Huntington River. We also hiked to the Birds of Vermont Property from ours and ended our day with a drive to Geprags Community Park in Hinesburg, one of the areas we help manage for Golden-winged Warbler habitat. It's so fun and rare to have all of our staff in one place that isn't a staff meeting! We got to catch up with one another, meet interns, and share some intentional time outdoors doing what we love - birding! 

In total, we found 86 birds this year! Even though our staff has completed our group Birdathon, there is still time to donate! Please click here to support the work that Audubon Vermont does around the state. Thanks to those who have supported us through our annual fundraiser thus far! 

Our 2023 species list: 

  1. Redstart 
  2. Ovenbird 
  3. Red-eyed vireo 
  4. Winter wren
  5. Veery
  6. Pine warbler
  7. Chestnut-sided warbler
  8. Northern Parula
  9. Northern Cardinal
  10. Blackburnian Warbler
  11. Tufted Titmouse 
  12. Indigo Bunting
  13. White-breasted Nuthatch
  14. Brown Creeper
  15. Blue Jay 
  16. Common Yellowthroat
  17. Black-capped Chickadee
  18. Red breasted nuthatch
  19. Black throated blue
  20. House Wren 
  21. Blue-headed Vireo
  22. American Crow
  23. Scarlet Tanager
  24. Black and White Warbler 
  25. Eastern Wood Peewee
  26. American Robin
  27. Common Raven 
  28. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  29. Black-throated Green
  30. Hermit Thrush
  31. Eastern Phoebe
  32. Tennessee Warbler
  33. Broadwing Hawk
  34. Rose Breasted Grosbeak
  35. Wood Thrush
  36. Hairy Woodpecker
  37. Great-creasted flycatcher
  38. American Goldfinch
  39. Red Tail Hawk
  40. Mourning Dove
  41. Baltimore Oriole
  42. Northern Fllicker
  43. Red-bellied Woodpecker 
  44. Downy Woodpecker
  45. Gray Catbird 
  46. Yellow Rumped Warbler
  47. Red-winged Blackbird 
  48. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  49. Dark-eyed Junco
  50. Ruffed Grouse
  51. Belted Kingfisher
  52. Louisiana Waterthrush
  53. Chipping Sparrow
  54. Swamp Sparrow
  55. Yellow Warbler
  56. Tree Swallow
  57. Song Sparrow
  58. Alder Flycatcher
  59. Eastern Bluebird
  60. White Throated Sparrow
  61. Turkey Vulture
  62. Cedar Waxwing
  63. Barn Swallow
  64. Least Flycatcher 
  65. European Starling
  66. Canada Goose
  67. Great Blue Heron
  68. Nashville Warbler 
  69. Warbling Vireo
  70. Caspian Tern
  71. Brown-headed Cowbird
  72. Eastern Kingbird 
  73. Ring Billed Gull
  74. Bobolink
  75. Golden-winged or Blue-winged Warbler
  76. Eastern Towhee
  77. Osprey
  78. Mourning Warbler
  79. Barred Owl
  80. American Woodcock
  81. Wild Turkey
  82. Pileated Woodpecker
  83. House Sparrow
  84. Rock Pigeon 
  85. Wood Duck
  86. Common Grackle 
  87. Chimney Swift
  88. House Finch


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