This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for July 28, 2008 covering the period
July 21 - 27, 2008.  


Shorebird migration continues with the sightings of 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and
5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS in Middlebury on 7/21, 3 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS in Norwich
on 7/25 and 1 at Lake Pauline on 7/27, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS on Grand
Isle on 7/25, and 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS on Grand Isle on 7/24 and 1 on 7/25.
A CASPIAN TERN was seen on Grand Isle on 7/25 and at the Champlain Bridge on
Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen and heard in Castleton on 7/25.

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understanding and conservation of birds and other wildlife.  With a reach
extending from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America,
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Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers,

Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)