This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for June 2, 2008 covering the period May
26 - June 1, 2008.
The highlights of the week include a female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in full
breeding plumage and 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS at Campbell's Bay in Swanton
on 5/31 and a WHITE-EYED VIREO in Brandon on 5/28.
A GREAT EGRET was spotted at Shelburne Bay on 6/1 and at Muddy Brook Marsh
in South Burlington this week.
An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Spectacle Pond in Brighton State Park on 5/28.
Twelve DUNLINS were observed at Campbell's Bay in Swanton on 5/31 along with
three SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.
Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were spotted at Lefferts Pond on 5/31 and at the UVM
Horticultural Farm on 5/31.
Two AMERICAN PIPITS were sighted at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier
A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at Wilmarth Woods on Snake Mt. WMA on 5/26 and
again on 5/31. A WILSON'S WARBLER was spotted in Waitsfield on 5/29, in
Starksboro on 5/30 and in Charlotte on 5/31.
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)