New birders welcome on TAM walk

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, on Saturday, June 18, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Bird and nature walk to be held in Orwell

Mount Independence State Historic Site will be the site of an “Early Bird Nature Walk” on Saturday, May 28, from 8-11 a.m. Bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon, will introduce participants to the birds of spring and spring migration.

Jessie Raymond: Name that bird, audio edition

Statistics show that 73% of older adults develop a weird fascination with birds.

Audubon Christmas bird count IDs 72 species

In December 37 field birders and 23 observers at feeders identified 18,290 birds of 72 species during the Middlebury Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19.

It’s time to get out those bird feeders

This may be a particularly good winter for attracting winter birds arriving from Canada, including Evening Grosbeaks and Purple Finches.

Tips for feeding birds safely

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recommends Vermonters wait to put up bird feeders until Dec. 1 to avoid attracting bears.  Doug Morin, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s bird project leader said, “This may be a particularly good winter for … (read more)

Help count birds this winter

ADDISON COUNTY — Every year dozens of birders head into the fields and woods of Addison County, while dozens more bird enthusiasts watch at their birdfeeders in December to spot and identify the number and variety of bird species in the region. The Christ … (read more)

Bridget Butler to talk about fall migration

MIDDLEBURY — Bridget Butler, a naturalist and conservation outreach specialist from St. Albans, will be sharing her “Time to Fly” presentation about the fall migration of birds as they move across Vermont at the Otter Creek Audubon Annual Dinner and Meeti … (read more)

Judith’s Garden: Welcoming birds & butterflies

We all love the flowers we grow in our gardens — an ever-changing palette from spring to fall — and by contrast, the stark beauty of winter.  But birds and butterflies add their own ephemeral magic to our gardens — they are like the icing on the cake.  Fo … (read more)