Weighing less than a nickel and not much larger than your thumb, golden-crowned kinglets are the smallest birds to winter in the New England woods. How does a bird this small stay alive during the long and cold winter night?
This month on Outdoor Radio, VCE biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra look for Golden-crowned Kinglets on a cold winter day and learn how they survive the frigid nights.
- Read more about this tiny songbird’s cold defying abilities on Kent McFarland’s blog.
- Check out the Golden-crowned Kinglet on All About Birds field guide.
- Have you seen a kinglet? See a dynamic, live range map of kinglet sightings and add your observations on Vermont eBird, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life.
Outdoor Radio is a monthly feature produced in collaboration with Vermont Public Radio. The program is made possible by the VPR Journalism Fund and by a grant to VCE from the Vermont Community Foundation. The program is produced and edited by VPR’s Chief Production Engineer, Chris Albertine.
Broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. on VPR