This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for June 30, 2008 covering the period
June 23 - June 29, 2008.
The highlight of the week was a sighting of a pair of CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS
carrying food for nestlings in South Burlington on 6/23.
Two CASPIAN TERNS were observed at Delta Park in Colchester on 6/24. One
CASPIAN TERN was seen at Dead Creek on 6/27.
A LEAST BITTERN was sighted on Grand Isle on 6/25.
A female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was spotted in Bear Swamp in Wolcott on
A BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was discovered in a new Brandon location on 6/28. A
hybrid LAWRENCE'S WARBER was seen in Saxton's River on 6/27. A TENNESSEE
WARBLER was seen on Mt. Ascutney on 6/25.
On 6/23 two ORCHARD ORIOLES were sighted in Colchester. On the 28th two
nesting pairs were seen. One pair had two nestlings and the other pair was
feeding one young oriole in a tree.
This weekly Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont Center for
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
science for conservation. Our offices are located in White River Junction.
Please visit VCE's web site at www.vtecostudies.org .
Please report your sightings of rare or unusual birds to VCE, or email
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Vermont eBird at http://ebird.org/content/vt/.
Vermont RBA Compilers,
Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)