Lots of information on bird distribution and abundancy is available at: http://ebird.org/content/vt/
Although the 2009-2010 Winter Finch Forecast is not at that site, you can find it easily on the Internet by googling "winter finch forecast 2010." Redpolls, siskins, etc. are not expected to be here in any great numbers this year.
By submitting your sightings to eBird you can contribute data that supports (or doesn't support) the winter finch forecast.
> From: Michelle Hartline <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Consensus on bird populations post CBC?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, January 22, 2010, 9:23 AM
> Just wondering what the general
> feeling is regarding numbers of certain
> species and populations as a whole this winter?
> Subjectively, there seems to
> be a general decrease in our immediate area (Sudbury),
> although that may
> be due to the fact that we had to delay putting feeders out
> due to bear
> activity.So far, we're seeing decent numbers of juncos,
> goldfinches, titmice,
> hairy and downy woodpeckers and white-breasted nuthatches,
> slightly decreased
> chickadee activity, but so far haven't spotted pine
> siskins, purple
> finches or redpolls at our feeders. Elevation here is
> about 550'. Being fairly
> new to the blog, not sure when statistics from the
> CBC are collated- or where
> is the best site to get data on population