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*Vermont

 

*Statewide

9.3.07

 

*VT0403.06

 

This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for September 3, 2007 covering the
period August 27 - September 2, 2007.

            Highlights include the following shorebirds seen at the Brilyea
Access area of Dead Creek this week:  one HUDSONIAN GODWIT on 8/27, WESTERN
SANDPIPERS  (2 on 8/27, 1 on 8/30 and 31, 1 on 9/2), STILT SANDPIPERS (3 on
8/27, 1 on 8/28, 2 on 8/30, 1 on 8/31, 1 on 9/1, 3 on 9/2) and 2
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on 8/28, 8/29 and 8/30.

            GREAT BLUE HERONS were observed in large numbers, especially at
Dead Creek, with daily sightings of between 30 and 40 this week.
Twenty-eight BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Brilyea Access on 8/27
and 5 immature birds on 8/29.

            An early SNOW GOOSE was spotted at Dead Creek on 9/2.  Large
numbers of CANADA GEESE, WOOD DUCKS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL have been seen
migrating through Vermont this week.  The fall's first report of 2
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS occurred at Addison Pond.

            Migrating shorebirds at Dead Creek provided good birding
throughout the week.  Sightings included SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS  (seen daily,
with maximum of 12 on 8/28), GREATER YELLOWLEGS (maximum of 28 on 9/2),
LESSER YELLOWLEGS (maximum of 85 on 9/2), SOLITARY SANDPIPERS (1 on 8/29, 4
on 9/2), SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, SANDERLING (1 seen daily), SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS (maximum of 155 on 8/29), LEAST SANDPIPERS (maximum of 25 on
9/2), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS (1 on 8/30, 8/31 and 9/2), BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
(3 on 8/28 and 1 on 8/30), PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (2 on 8/27, 5 on 8/28, 4 on
9/1, 6 on 9/2)) and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (2 on 8/29, 1 on 8/31 a1 on
9/2).

            COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were moving through, with 20 sighted in
Richmond on 8/27 and 32 seen at the confluence of the Ompompanoosuc and
Connecticut Rivers on 8/28.

            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
802-359-5000 or visit the VINS' web site at http://www.vinsweb.org
<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 Quechee
with a regional center in 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]

 

 If you have any interesting birds to report, 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

 

Conservation Biology Department

 

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

 

6565 Woodstock Road

 

PO Box 1281

 

Quechee, VT 05059

 

802-359-5001 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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