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Mary Holland <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:05:02 -0400
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 This is the Vermont bird report for Friday, June 24, 2005 covering the
period June 17 - 23, 2005.

            An immature BALD EAGLE was spotted near Cookville Center on June
20th and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen over Tinmouth Channel on the 22nd.

            Five VIRGINIA RAILS were observed in the West Rutland Marsh on
June 21st, along with a SORA.  A SORA was also spotted in Delta Park IBA on
the 20th.

            A CASPIAN TERN was sighted at Delta Park on June 20th.

            There was a report of a MURRE species being seen in the South
Bay of Lake Memphremagog in Newport on the 19th.  Species confirmation is
pending until written and photographic reports are received.

            BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, experiencing no shortage of food this
summer, were heard in Thetford Center, Hartland, Tinmouth Channel and the
West Rutland Marsh this week.

            A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on Monadnock Mt. in Lexington
on June 19th, and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER nest was discovered in Moose Bog
on the 21st.

            An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed in Moose Bog and in
Hartland on June 19th.

            A BROWN THRASHER was singing in West Rutland Marsh on the 19th
of June.

            There was a report of a pair of ORCHARD ORIOLES being seen in
Woodside Park in Essex on June 20th.

            Ten PINE SISKINS were seen in Hardwick on June 23rd.

Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were cited:   Neill
Brennan, Eric Cannizzaro, Susan Elliott, Mary Holland, Ted Levin, Mary
Marro, Bryan Pfeiffer, Carl Runge,  Will and Bill Shepard, John Sutton and
Ron and Norma Wiesen.

 Birders, Save the Date!
Vermont-New Hampshire Birders Conference Saturday, October 15, 2005, 10 am -
5 pm (Optional field trips on Sunday, October 16) At Lake Morey Resort,
Fairlee, VT

Presented by:  The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (www.vinsweb.org)
and New Hampshire Audubon (www.nhaudubon.org)

- Topical bird conservation and research presentations
- Keynote speakers
- Workshops on bird-related activities
- Birding equipment vendor tables
- Optional field trips on Sunday

Look for full itinerary and registration information soon on what will be a
must for all New England birders!

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers natural history trips,
lectures and programs.  To receive a copy of our program calendar, stop at
one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 802-457-2779 or
visit the VINS' web site at http://www.vinsweb.org

            This Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont
Institute of Natural Science.  VINS is a non-profit, membership organization
located in Woodstock with regional centers in Quechee, Montpelier and
Manchester.  Founded in 1972, VINS' mission is to protect our natural
heritage through education and research. Your membership supports these
goals and this reporting service.  Updates are typically made on Fridays.
Please report your sightings of rare or

unusual birds to VINS, or email reports to [log in to unmask]

            This message is also available by phone recording:  call
802-457-1053 and press 3.  This will put you into a menu where you will be
directed to press 5 to hear the RBA.  If you have any interesting birds to
report, you can leave a message by pressing 6, or you can send your
sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:  [log in to unmask]  Or enter your
sightings on Vermont eBird at http://www.ebird.org/VINS/.

 Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Conservation Biology Department

27023 Church Hill Road

Woodstock, VT  05091