This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for October 3, covering the period
September 27 - October 2, 2008.  


The birding highlight of the week was a GOLDEN EAGLE seen at Dead Creek on


Several COMMON LOON sightings occurred off Grand Isle this week:  62 birds
on 9/30, 7 on 9/28 and 9/29, 23 on 9/27 and 12 on 9/20.


On the morning of October 3 there were 1,000 SNOW GEESE and 2,000 CANADA
GEESE at Dead Creek.


A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was spotted in Addison along Jersey Street on 9/27 and


A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Danby on 9/27.


The following warblers are among the latest of their species to migrate
through Vermont:  TENNESSEE WARBLER (1 in Brandon on 9/28); BLACK-THROATED
GREEN WARBLER (2 in Ludlow on 10/2, 6 at Shelburne Bay on 10/1,1 in
Hinesburg on 10/1, and 1 in Brandon on 9/30; BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1 at Dead
Creek on 10/2) and WILSON'S WARBLER (1 at Charlotte Town Beach).


In Pine Hill Park in Rutland on 9/29 a CARDINAL was observed feeding two


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Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers,

Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)