This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for September 8, covering the period
September 1-7, 2008.  


The highlights of the week include a probable sighting of a RUDDY DUCK at
Mud Creek WMA in Alburg on 9/1, a POMARINE JAEGER in Grand Isle on 8/6, 2
PARASITIC JAEGERS on Grand Isle on 8/6 and 2 juveniles at Charlotte Town
Beach on 9/7, a juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER in Grand Isle on 8/6 and one at
Charlotte Town Beach on 9/7, a juvenile SABINE'S GULL at Charlotte Town
Beach on 9/6, a juvenile BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE in Grand Isle on 9/6, a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Red Rocks Park in South Burlington on 9/7 and a
CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Moretown on 9/1.


A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in Grand Isle on 9/6.


Two BLACK TERNS were spotted at the northern end of Lake Champlain on 9/1
and 14 were seen at Charlotte Town Beach on 9/6.


Eight SANDERLINGS were observed at Charlotte Town Beach on 9/7.


COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were sighted in Ludlow (2 on 9/3) and Essex (2 on 9/1).


A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Norwich and in South Duxbury on 9/3.


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Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers,

Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)