Outdoor Radio: Kinglets in the Cold


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.


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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

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Comments (3)

  1. Ted Jastrzembski says:

    I like the image of the kinglets cuddling to make it through the cold winter nights. It would be fun to have a picture of a “cuddle” of kinglets. Thanks guys. Ted

  2. Gretchen McFarland says:

    Remarkable bird. Amazing facts about this tiny creature. Thanks for another great Outdoor Radio show!

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