• Posts tagged with eBird

    Vermont eBird Volunteer Data Experts Retire

    Vermont eBird Volunteer Data Experts Retire

    After more than a decade of service, two of the first-ever Vermont eBird volunteer data experts are hanging up their keyboards. Ian Worley and Craig Provost first joined the project in 2010. Over the past 13 years, they have reviewed tens of thousands of records submitted by bird watchers and have been outreach champions for Vermont eBird.

    A black and orange butterfly with whites on its wings (Monarch) nectaring pink Joe-Pye Weed

    Field Guide to September 2022

    It can happen almost anywhere. On a cool, foggy morning, for example, when fall warblers drop from their nocturnal migratory flights into your backyard. Or when the Monarchs gliding past you under a cool blue sky convince you that summer is indeed over. Here is your field guide to life slowing down and on the move in September.

    Field Guide to August 2022

    Field Guide to August 2022

    FEAR NOT— we’ve still got plenty of summer here in Vermont and points north. So in this edition of VCE’s monthly field guide to nature, we’ll celebrate a few summer-breeding species. But we’ll also alert you to animals on the move. Yeah, the “M-word.” So if you’re not quite ready for fall migration, well, sorry…too late.

    Field Guide to May 2022

    Field Guide to May 2022

    Trees are leafing out, and newly arrived migrant birds are dripping from branches. Insects are emerging and pollinating blossoming flowers. Discover all the sights May has to offer with our Field Guide.

    Field Guide to April 2022

    Field Guide to April 2022

    April brings a burst of life to the rugged Vermont landscape. From bees to crayfish, life is on the move. Here’s our guide to some of the joys of April.

    A Community-minded Ornithologist and Birder: George Clark Receives VCE's 2021 Julie Nicholson Community Science Award

    A Community-minded Ornithologist and Birder: George Clark Receives VCE’s 2021 Julie Nicholson Community Science Award

    George Clark’s innumerable contributions as a community scientist—from his heroic efforts during the second Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas to his countless eBird checklists—have substantially expanded our collective knowledge of Vermont’s bird populations. For this, the staff and board of VCE are proud to present George with the 2021 Julie Nicholson Community Science Award.

    Field Guide to December 2021

    Field Guide to December 2021

    An icy chill is in the air and tree limbs are coated in a delicate, snowy blanket—winter will soon be here. Across the landscape, animals who do not spend the winter tucked away scurry and flap, leaving evidence of their small dramas in the powder. Whether you choose to explore frozen hillsides or remain closer to home, there’s much to discover in December.

    Vireos Steal Late Fall Birding Spotlight in Windsor County

    Vireos Steal Late Fall Birding Spotlight in Windsor County

    Vireos are rarely considered as show-stealers among fall migrant songbirds, but a trio of unexpected members of this family during late autumn 2021 kept Windsor County birders on their toes.

    Highlights from the 40th Vermont Bird Records Committee Report

    Highlights from the 40th Vermont Bird Records Committee Report

    The Vermont Bird Records Committee (VBRC) held its 40th annual meeting in November 2020. Each year, this panel of experienced birders meets to discuss rare bird reports, out-of-season reports, and rare nesting reports submitted by birders from across the state.

    A Tiny, Displaced Vireo Makes a First-ever Vermont Appearance

    A Tiny, Displaced Vireo Makes a First-ever Vermont Appearance

    Vermont’s first-ever Bell’s Vireo made an unexpected appearance in Woodstock during mid-October, initially fooling a couple of experienced birders, then remaining for 9 days to delight 30 or more enthusiasts, many of whom were thrilled to count it as a “lifer”.