Hi Kent and thank you. Though I suspect this matter wouldn't apply to
a 'common garden variety' of birder like myself, I've been wondering
why I wasn't able to find Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk on the
ebirding list when I saw the male a few days back. The female was here
around the xmas bird count so I wasn't surprised that a male was seen.
Is this an 'out of season' sighting then?
Thank you! Veer
Veer Frost Passumpsic NEK
On March 14, 2017 at 10:38 AM, "Kent McFarland" wrote:Hello Birders,
The Vermont Bird Records Committee (VBRC) is pleased to announce a new
online form with media uploading for reporting observations of rare,
out-of-season, and rare nesting bird species in the state. The tool
created for the committee by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Visit
VBRC web site at
Founded in 1980, the mission of the VBRC is to validate records of
within the State of Vermont and maintain the state bird checklist. The
committee is composed of expert birders and ornithologists from
This new online form has been prepared to encourage full and detailed
documentation of rare or unseasonal birds observed in Vermont. Please
this online form only. We do not accept paper or emailed forms. These
reports represent a permanent record of the observation and should be
detailed as possible. New reports are reviewed annually by the VBRC,
evaluates records for their acceptability to future researchers and
inclusion in the official Vermont State Bird List.
Bird records typically originate as written descriptions and/or
that are submitted by observers involved with the discovery of a rare
rare nesting species, or out-of-season reports. The committee actively
solicits reports of any species on the review list as well as any
not currently on the official Vermont Bird Checklist. Each year the
committee publishes an annual report detailing the decisions on all
reviewed during that year. The Committee meets annually in November.
You can consult the official Vermont Bird Checklist to determine which
species require Rare Species Documentation, Rare Nesting
Out of Season Report, as well as our list of subspecies that require
reports on our web site at
Please consider entering all of your bird sightings, rare or common,
Vermont eBird (http://ebird.org/content/vt/), a project of the Vermont
Atlas of Life (http://val.vtecostudies.org/). All accepted records
by VBRC, if not added by the observer(s), are shared in Vermont eBird
are fully searchable there.
Thank you for helping us to document Vermont's birds.
VBRC co-chair and Vermont eBird portal manager
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055