This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 22, 2005 covering the
period July 22-28, 2005. 


A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was observed on July 22 in Putney.


            Three GREAT EGRETS were reported in Vermont this week:  one on
the southeastern most island of Four Brothers Islands, and 2 at Thurman Dix


            A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in Putney on July 21 and a MERLIN
was spotted in Burlington on July 22.


            A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was heard in Rupert on July 25th, and a
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was observed in Lyndonville on the 23rd of July.


            A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was spotted in Putney on July 21st.


            Two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were seen on Mt. Horrid this week.


             Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were
cited: Tom Barber, Thomas Berriman, Eric Cannizzaro, Kris Setien, Davie
Rolnick and Taj Schottland.


 Birders, Save the Date!
Vermont-New Hampshire Birders Conference Saturday, October 15, 2005, 10 am -
5 pm (Optional field trips on Sunday, October 16) At Lake Morey Resort,
Fairlee, VT

Presented by:  The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (
and New Hampshire Audubon (

- Topical bird conservation and research presentations
- Keynote speakers
- Workshops on bird-related activities
- Birding equipment vendor tables
- Optional field trips on Sunday

Look for full itinerary and registration information soon on what will be a
must for all New England birders!

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers natural history trips,
lectures and programs.  To receive a copy of our program calendar, stop at
one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 802-457-2779 or
visit the VINS' web site at


            This Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont
Institute of Natural Science.  VINS is a non-profit, membership organization
located in Woodstock with regional centers in Quechee, Montpelier and
Manchester.  Founded in 1972, VINS' mission is to protect our natural
heritage through education and research. Your membership supports these
goals and this reporting service.  Updates are typically made on Fridays.
Please report your sightings of rare or

unusual birds to VINS, or email reports to [log in to unmask]


            This message is also available by phone recording:  call
802-457-1053 and press 3.  This will put you into a menu where you will be
directed to press 5 to hear the RBA.  If you have any interesting birds to
report, you can leave a message by pressing 6, or you can send your
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 Mary Holland


Chris Rimmer


Kent McFarland


Roz Renfrew


Vermont RBA Compilers


Vermont Institute of Natural Science


Conservation Biology Department


27023 Church Hill Road


Woodstock, VT  05091