Hi VTBirders,

The weather was perfect for birding in the Champlain Valley today, with the
water like glass, minimal heat distortion on the lake, and mild
temperatures.  A group of 15 birders joined the North Branch Nature
Center's "Lake Champlain Birding" trip, co-led by myself and Ali Wagner,
tallying an impressive roster of birds.  Some highlights from the trip are
included below, in no particular order (all observations entered in eBird).

Happy birding,

Canvasback - continuing at Shelburne Bay
Gadwall - 3 at Shelburne Point
Ring-necked Duck - 1 at Shelburne Point
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5, numerous locations
Long-tailed Duck - 4 at Charlotte Town Beach
Snowy Owl - 5 (RT 22A, Goose Viewing Area, Nortontown Rd, Atherton Rd,
Goodrich Corners Rd)
Red-breasted Merganser - Shelburne Point and Shelburne Town Beach
Common Loon - Charlotte Town Beach
American Kestrel - Goose Viewing area & field on the way to WAGS

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
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