- Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 18:11
An Introduction to Birding
Interested in learning more about the birds you see every day? Join Liz Lee, Ali Wagner, and members of the Green Mountain Audubon Society to start mastering bird identification. We will spend part of the time inside discussing identification basics, field guides, audio guides, and digital tools. Then we will move outside and start learning to identify birds in the field. Please bring binoculars if you have them. If you don't have binoculars, let us know. Also, wear footwear appropriate for wet conditions just in case. This program will take place rain or shine.
- Created on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 18:12
Birding at the Green Mountain Audubon Center
The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington is one of Vermont's outstanding birding destinations. The Center is one of 17 Important Bird Areas in Vermont and is listed among the "Hotspots" in the VT eBird database. For the past four years members of the Green Mountain Audubon Society have performed bird surveys at two locations at the Center-the Meadow behind the office building and the Peeper Pond. During this time the Meadow has been managed to provide early succession habitat for a variety of breeding warbler species such as Chestnut-sided Warblers and Mourning Warblers. The Nature Walk section of this website provides a detailed account of the Center and its habitat, as well as a printable trail map.
Recently, the GMAS created a bird checklist for the Center based mainly on our monitoring surveys. Entries into the VT eBird database for the Center and Audubon Vermont staff observations were included in the checklist, also. A total of 115 birds appear in this checklist. Warblers, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and thrushes are particularly well-represented on the list, but an impressive variety of birds was seen throughout the year. We have not yet conducted a formal breeding bird survey at the Center, but 46 species were identified as confirmed or probable breeders based on our observations during monitoring surveys and reports by the Audubon Vermont staff.
The Green Mountain Audubon Center bird checklist will be available in printed form at the Center and at events sponsored by the GMAS. A link to a printable PDF of the checklist has been added to the bottom of this page. We hope that this checklist will be a useful resource for everyone who visits the Center. Enjoy birds.
GMAC Bird Checklist (2013)