Staff Birdathon Outing 2024

Our staff spent the whole day outside birding together for our annual Birdathon! Read on to learn what species we found.

Audubon Vermont staff members gathered bright and early Thursday morning for our annual Birdathon! We started our birding adventure on the Visitor Center's porch right at dawn. From there we meandered along the Green Mountain Audubon Center's trails, ears open and eyes peeled. We made our way up through hardword forests to lookout rock and down through meadows and hemlock swamps to Beaver Pond. We even hiked up to our neighbors at the Birds of Vermont Museum! The woods were alive with birdsong in the trees and ephemerals and amphibians at our feet. We ended our day by driving to Geprags Community Park in HInesburg, an natural area that we help manage for Golden-winged Warbler habitat. We were fortunate to sight a few of these beautiful shrubland warblers! It was so fun to have our our whole staff gathered together enjoying a beautiful day outside sharing our mutual love of birds! 

We found a total of 95 bird species this year! Even though our staff has completed our group Birdathon, there is still time to participate and donate! Birdathon continues through May 23rd! Please consider donating to support Audubon Vermont's work to protect birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. Thank you to all those of have supported our annual Birdathon fundraiser so far!

Our 2024 species list:

  1. Barred owl
  2. Veery
  3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  4. Canada Goose
  5. Blue Jay
  6. Red-eyed Vireo 
  7. Indigo Bunting
  8. Northern Parula
  9. Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
  10. American Robin 
  11. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
  12. Scarlet Tanager
  13. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  14. Black-capped Chickadee
  15. American Goldfinch 
  16. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  17. Ovenbird
  18. Northern Cardinal
  19. Eastern Phoebe
  20. Tufted Titmouse
  21. American Crow
  22. American Redstart
  23. Blackburnian Warbler
  24. Brown Creeper
  25. Pine Warbler
  26. Black-throated Green Warbler
  27. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  28. Mourning Dove
  29. Winter Wren
  30. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  31. Black-and-white Warbler 
  32. Hermit Thrush
  33. Cedar Waxwing
  34. Blue-headed Vireo
  35. Eastern Wood-Pewee 
  36. Wood Thrush 
  37. Pileated Woodpecker
  38. White-breasted Nuthatch 
  39. Least Flycatcher
  40. Great-crested Flycatcher
  41. Dark-eyed Junco
  42. Grey Catbird
  43. Common Yellowthroat
  44. Purple Finch
  45. Song Sparrow
  46. House Wren
  47. Tennessee Warbler
  48. Louisiana Waterthrush 
  49. Hairy Woodpecker 
  50. Turkey Vulture
  51. Osprey
  52. Common Raven
  53. Broad-winged hawk
  54. Yellow Warbler
  55. Red-winged Blackbird
  56. Tree Swallow
  57. Baltimore Oriole
  58. Northern Waterthrush
  59. Barn Swallow
  60. Eastern Bluebird
  61. Magnolia Warbler
  62. Common Grackle
  63. Northern Flicker
  64. Common Merganser
  65. Spotted Sandpiper
  66. Eastern Kingbird
  67. Chipping Sparrow
  68. House Sparrow
  69. Wild Turkey
  70. European Starling
  71. American Kestrel 
  72. Bobolink
  73. Eastern Towhee
  74. Warbling Vireo
  75. Brown Thrasher
  76. Alder Flycatcher
  77. Swamp Sparrow
  78. Downy Woodpecker
  79. Field Sparrow
  80. Mallard
  81. Blue-winged Warbler
  82. Belted Kingfisher
  83. Golden-winged Warbler
  84. Marsh Wren
  85. Ring-billed Gull
  86. White-throated Sparrow
  87. Red-tailed Hawk
  88. Cooper’s Hawk
  89. Chimney Swift
  90. Rock Pigeon
  91. Killdeer
  92. American Woodcock
  93. Double-crested Cormorant
  94. Caspian Tern
  95. Brown-headed Cowbird
A Tree Swallow perched on top of an outdoor display sign, looking directly at the camera.
Tree Swallow Photo: Meghan Lee-Hall

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