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The 2016 Vermont eBird County Quest Awards

January 12, 2017

From a Great Horned Owl on Snake Mountain on January 1st, to Long-tailed Ducks at the South Hero Causeway on December 31st, Vermont birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many species as possible during the 6th annual Vermont eBird County Quest. Read more »

Champions Crowned for 5th Annual Vermont eBird County Quest

January 07, 2016

From a Harlequin Duck at the Grand Isle Ferry landing on first day of the year to a Northern Shrike during the waning days of 2015, hundreds of Vermont birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many species as possible during a single calendar year. See the results on our blog »

Champions Crowned for 4th Annual Vermont County eBird Quest

January 15, 2015

The 4th annual Vermont County eBird Quest pitted county versus county, birder against birder — all engaged in a friendly rivalry for top birding honors. From the predawn hoot of a Great Horned Owl on January 1st to a Hoary Redpoll at a feeder during the waning days of 2014, hundreds of Vermont birders scoured the state. Read the blog »

Champions Crowned for 3rd Annual Vermont County eBird Quest

February 05, 2014

From the drop of the ball on January 1st to the stare from the yellow eyes of a Snowy Owl on December 31st, hundreds of Vermont birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many species as possible during a single calendar year for the 3rd annual Vermont County Birding Quest. With over 29,000 eBird checklists submitted and over 2.4 million individual birds tallied, there is no doubt it was another banner year for Vermont birders. Read more »

Tallying Birds County by County: Results of the 2nd Annual Vermont County eBird Quest

January 15, 2013

From the drop of the ball on January 1 to the last owl hoot on December 31, hundreds of birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many species as possible during a single calendar year for the second annual Vermont County eBird Quest. Read more »

Tallying Birds County by County: Results of the 1st Annual Vermont County eBird Quest

January 23, 2012

The past year was an historic one for birding in Vermont. From January 1 to December 31, 2011, hundreds of birders scoured fields and fens, mountains and meadows, lakes and lawns to discover as many species as possible during a single calendar year. The Vermont 2011 County Birding Quest pitted county versus county, birder against birder — all engaged in a friendly rivalry for top honors of the highest species count. On January 22 the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, North Branch Nature Center and the Montshire Museum of Science co-sponsored a unique gathering of Green Mountain birders to celebrate the 2011 Quest's accomplishments and share tall tales. Read more »