This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for November 29, covering the period
November 21 - 28, 2008.
The birding highlights of the week were the two SNOWY OWL sightings, one at
Delta Park in Colchester on 11/21 and one in Whiting on 11/23.
NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen in North Derby, Waitsfield (2), Brattleboro
Retreat Meadows and West Haven this week.
Two RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were observed in Otter View Park, Middlebury on
A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was spotted in Brandon on 11/27.
Large numbers of AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were reported from around the state.
A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen 11/22 and 11/23 in Marlboro.
Five PINE GROSBEAKS were seen in East Clarendon on 11/22.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS have been sighted in Woodstock (3 on 11/23 and 2 on
11/26) and in Williston (6 on 11/24)
PINE SISKIN sightings were numerous this week and included reports from
Middlebury, Vergennes, Poultney, Saxton's River, Brattleboro (125 on 11/27)
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)