• Posts tagged with Community Science

    A New Tool for Exploring Vermont Birding Hotspots

    A New Tool for Exploring Vermont Birding Hotspots

    A few years ago on a long family drive, I remember stopping at a small rest area off an Ohio highway and submitting a quick eBird checklist of the House Sparrows and European Starlings around the parking lot and the Red-tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures soaring above the Interstate.

    Birds, Bees, and Trees: A Summer Working for VCE

    Birds, Bees, and Trees: A Summer Working for VCE

    From long days spent in wooded hillsides to early mornings on top of Mt. Mansfield, it was a busy—but exciting—summer for VCE’s 2021 Alexander Dickey Conservation Intern.

    A Record Year for Loon Nesting in Vermont

    A Record Year for Loon Nesting in Vermont

    This year proved a highly successful one for Vermont’s breeding loons—a record, in fact! However, every loon breeding season is more than just numbers. It’s also about the stories of difficult moments and the experiences of our hardworking volunteers who make everything we accomplish possible.

    (At Least It’s Not) All Quiet on the Western Front: Eluded by Whip-poor-wills in Windham County

    (At Least It’s Not) All Quiet on the Western Front: Eluded by Whip-poor-wills in Windham County

    Despite numerous survey locations and some new robotic helpers, this year’s Windham County whip-poor-will survey team had a quiet season. However, historic hotspots in other regions of Vermont reported their usual noisy numbers of this nocturnal species.

    "Big Day" Birding

    “Big Day” Birding

    Read the captivating account of a life-changing “Big Day” experience by VCE staff biologist and accomplished birder, Nathaniel Sharp. You can experience a “Big Day” with VCE – join us for Backyard Bird Quest 2021 on May 22nd!

    Embracing the Community: It’s time to take the “citizen” out of citizen science

    Embracing the Community: It’s time to take the “citizen” out of citizen science

    VCE takes another step toward our commitment to making our organization more inclusive and welcoming.