What's so fun about winter birding in Vermont? We found out from those who follow the flocks

The Burlington Free Press highlights the joys of birding in winter

Thank you to Joel Banner Baird of the Burlington Free Press for spending a chilly November afternoon at Oakledge Park talking about birding.

Audubon Vermont Teacher/Naturalist Gwendolyn Causer recommends staying warm and keeping things simple. Returning regularly to a local, familiar place opens up opportunities to anticipate the familiar, connect with bird behavior, and find the unexpected. 

Joel’s in-depth article also features advice from Bridget Butler of Bird Diva Consulting about counting and marveling in the wonder of American Crows roosting in winter (as well as an Audubon video of the Burlington crows). Joel also talks with Jason Hill from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies about birding surprises and winter irruptive species, such as the Snowy Owls and Red Crossbills.

Read the Burlington Free Press article and enjoy the photos and videos. Click here.

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