Be on the lookout for nesting loons

Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. Be careful, however, to keep them at a distance. 

Hold off on mowing for as long as possible

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich our summers with their songs, but their populations continue to suffer long-term declines due to the loss in quantity and quality of their grassland habitat.

Go birding with Audubon Society on June 15

Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in a beginner’s bird walk through Wright Park, a segment of the Trail Around Middlebury.

Jessie Raymond: Budding birder seeks camaraderie

As husbands go, Mark does all right. But lately I’m finding he’s letting me down in one important way: He shows less enthusiasm for wild birds than I feel is appropriate for a man of his age.

Faith Gong: Starlings in the stove

It begins with a faint flutter, like a rustle of paper. Enough to make you stop and listen, wondering if you might have imagined it. 

Warm fall alters migration, raises bird count

This year 46 field birders and 11 observers at feeders identified 17,697 birds of 75 species during the Middlebury Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Caring for the birds during the winter

“Winter bird feeding is a great way to observe and learn about our year-round bird residents such as black capped chickadees, nuthatches and blue jays. It’s also a great time to learn about winter visitors such as evening and pine grosbeaks.” said Jillian … (read more)

Ask a Master Gardener: Why attract birds to your garden

One of the great joys and challenges of gardening is seeing creatures inhabit and eat from our gardens. However, in some cases, animals and insects are unwelcome visitors.

Protect endangered birds: Don’t mow

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich our summers with their songs, but their populations have suffered dramatic, long-term declines due to the loss of their grassland habitat.

Otter Creek Audubon to host beginner bird walk June 17 in Middlebury

Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in a beginner’s bird walk through Wright Park, a segment of the Trail Around Middlebury.

Mow grasslands later to help nesting birds

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich our summers with their songs, but their populations have suffered dramatic, long-term declines due to the loss of their grassland habitat.

Mt. Independence to host pre-season bird walk

Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will host an “Early Bird Nature Walk” on Saturday, May 20, from 8-11 a.m.

Faith Gong: The bird that lived

In the middle of a March snowstorm, a lot of people put a lot of effort into saving the life of one mourning dove.

It’s time to fill up your bird feeders

Cold weather has arrived, and bird-feeding season as well. According to Doug Morin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bird project leader, winter bird feeding is a good way to attract a variety of birds, including purple finches, Evening Grosbeaks, and the perenn … (read more)

Protect grassland birds by mowing later

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich our summers with their songs, but some of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

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