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Mary Holland <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 15 Jul 2005 08:22:00 -0400
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 This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 15, 2005 covering the
period July 8 - 14, 2005.

            The bird of the week was a TRICOLORED HERON first spotted on
July 8th, roughly 100 yards up the Brilyea Access Road at Dead Creek.  The
last reported sighting was July 13th around 7 p.m..

            A COOPER'S HAWK was seen at the Brilyea Access at Dead Creek on
the 9th of July.

            A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was observed in St. Albans on July 9th, and
7 LEAST SANDPIPERS were spotted at Dead Creek on the 10th.

            Both a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were in
Brandon over the weekend, and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was observed in Grand
Isle on July 14th.

            One HORNED LARK was sighted in Dead Creek on the 9th of July.

            Three TENNESSEE WARBLERS were seen in Brandon on July 6th.

            Three PINE SISKINS were observed in Killington on the 10th of

             Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were
cited:  Greg Askew, Eric Cannizzaro, Susan Elliott,  Judit Fabian, Dottie
Lavallee, Bruce MacPherson, Roy Pilcher, Fred and Chris Pratt, the Rutland
Audubon Society and Sue Wetmore.

 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