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I have noticed that Towhees are fairly common from south burlington down to addison. I think they are very abundant in the right habitat.

Eric C


---- The Copenhavers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Had an Eastern Towhee in my yard just before dark this evening, along
> with about a dozen White-throated Sparrows.  This is the first Towhee
> ever (16 years) for my yard, and that might be a record number of
> White-throated Sparrows.
>
> Has anyone else observed that the number of Towhees in VT is
> increasing?  After 25 years of VT birding, last year I saw my first VT
> Towhees (in two different locations), and now one right in my yard!  Is
> this species increasing?  (For the record, I am very familiar with the
> species from backpacking trips in PA where in some areas there seemed to
> be a towhee every 100 yards.  So I don't think I was just overlooking
> them.)
>
> Ken Copenhaver
> Fairfax VT