This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for June 23, 2008 covering the period
June 16 - June 22, 2008.
The highlight of the week was the sighting of 17 VIRGINIA RAILS (2 adults
with 7 young, 1 adult with 4 young, 3 adults) in West Rutland Marsh on 6/21.
A LEAST BITTERN was spotted at West Rutland Marsh on 6/21. Nine VIRGINIA
RAILS were spotted at the West Rutland Marsh on 6/22.
An AMERICAN WIGEON and 5 ducklings were observed in Addison on 6/22.
A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was spotted at West Rutland Marsh on 6/21.
A LONG-EARED OWL was observed on Grand Isle on 6/21.
A WHIP-POOR-WILL has been singing regularly for the past two weeks around 9
p.m. and 4 a.m. near a Sharon residence.
Two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were spotted in Ludlow on 6/20.
A new location was discovered for CERULEAN WARBLERS in Milton, where a
singing male was seen and heard on 6/19.
A male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was discovered in a new Brandon location on 6/18,
where a singing male was seen.
Three GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen off Gage Road at Dead Creek WMA on 6/21
and 2 were also seen off Farr Cross Road on that date .
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was spotted in West Cornwall on 6/17; a male ORCHARD
ORIOLE was seen at Farrell Access, Dead Creek on 6/21 and a pair was seen
feeding young at Farrell Access on 6/22.
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Ecostudies (VCE). VCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
understanding and conservation of birds and other wildlife. With a reach
extending from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America,
our work in wildlife research and population monitoring unites people and
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