..... gorgeous Lapland Longspurs are singing from a treetop in a bright
So it was this morning on Basin Harbor Road, just south of Route 125 in
Bridport. Ron Payne, Josh Lincoln, and I counted, watched and
photographed 34 Lapland Longspurs in a mixed flock of Horned Larks
(mostly) and Snow Buntings (occasionally) along the roadside. At one
point a number of Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs (both males and
females) flew into the branches of a small roadside tree in the
otherwise wide open fields! The species list is below.
These field species were abundant as we drove among large roadside fields.
We also visited the Champlain Bridge and Tri-Town water treatment
facility. Saw similar species and numbers that have been reported
recently. The checklists can be found at:
Basin Harbor Road, Bridport, Addison, US-VT
Mar 21, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:12 AM
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
American Crow 4
Horned Lark 115 Counted by 10s
Lapland Longspur 34 Counted by individuals. At one point several
were in the top of a tree along with some Snow Buntings.
Snow Bunting 430 Counted by 10s and/or 50s
View this checklist online at