VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING
This week brought a new confirmation for the atlas: Cerulean Warbler!
Ted Murin observed a female gathering nest material in Colchester, in
a mature deciduous forest not too far from Colchester Pond.
Although the species is rare in Vermont, note that the habitat in
which they breed is NOT rare: forests with tall deciduous trees and
open understory, such as wet bottomlands and dry slopes.
There are likely more, undiscovered Ceruleans. So keep an eye and
especially an ear out for them (listen to their song on the web or on
tapes if you aren't familiar with it). If you don't know the species
well, be sure to follow up a suspect song with a visual i.d. There
could be one in your block!