Youth Birdathon

Junior Conservation Technicians and Audubon Vermont Alumni came together for Birdathon!

The Junior Conservation Technicians (JCTs) teamed up with Audubon Vermont alumni last Saturday for Birdathon! After months of learning bird calls and field markings, JCTs were able to put their new skills into practice. The group set off on the trails of the Green Mountain Audubon Center to identify as many bird species as possible while keeping track of individuals to be submitted to eBird. The search took them to the gardens, woods, rivers, swamps and fields of the center. Each trail boasted a new challenge of identification, leading the group to study the intricacies of birdsong and chase flittering warblers though the canopy. After a long morning of birding, the cohort returned to the center for lunch, networking, and Birdathon Bingo. The JCTs and Audubon Vermont alumni were able to identify a total of 55 species! See our list below for more details. 

While walking the trails, some non-bird highlights were finding an impossibly small American Toad, foraging Chicken of the Woods mushrooms and having a taste test, and the beaver dam!

Birdathon is still happening! We are hoping to meet our goal of $30k to support our work of protecting birds and the places they need today, tomorrow, and in the future. Learn more and consider donating here:  

JCTs pose for a group photo after a morning of birding. Photo: Audubon Vermont

 Species seen:

  1. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  2. Indigo Bunting
  3. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  4. American Redstart
  5. Red-eyed Vireo
  6. Blue-headed Vireo
  7. Blackburnian Warbler
  8. Pine Warbler
  9. Bay-breasted Warbler
  10. Black-and-white Warbler
  11. Magnolia Warbler
  12. Yellow Warbler
  13. Ovenbird
  14. Common Yellowthroat
  15. Northern Parula
  16. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  17. Black-throated Green Warbler
  18. White-breasted Nuthatch
  19. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  20. Black-capped Chickadee
  21. Tufted Titmouse
  22. Blue Jay
  23. Purple Finch?
  24. Hairy Woodpecker
  25. Downy Woodpecker
  26. Pileated Woodpecker
  27. Northern Flicker
  28. Pileated Woodpecker
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  30. American Crow
  31. Common Raven
  32. Broad-winged Hawk
  33. Turkey Vulture
  34. Spotted Sandpiper
  35. Veery
  36. Hermit Thrush
  37. Great-crested Flycatcher
  38. Eastern Phoebe
  39. Alder Flycatcher
  40. Eastern Wood-Pewee?
  41. Swamp Sparrow
  42. Song Sparrow
  43. Brown Creeper
  44. Ruffed Grouse
  45. Tree Swallow
  46. Winter Wren
  47. House Wren?
  48. American Robin
  49. Red-winged Blackbird
  50. Scarlet Tanager
  51. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  52. Gray Catbird
  53. Common Grackle
  54. Mourning Dove
  55. Canada Goose


Staff Birdathon Outing 2024

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.

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What's a Birdathon?

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