• Posts tagged with Mountain Birdwatch

    Gifts for the Conservation-minded Person Who Has Everything

    Gifts for the Conservation-minded Person Who Has Everything

    “Honestly, I really don’t need anything.”

    We all have them. People in our lives who are impossible to shop for, because they have everything they need. The holidays are stressful enough without the added burden of having to think outside the box (and quickly) to make sure you have something for everyone. We at VCE would like to help you out this season by providing some creative, conservation-themed solutions to your gift-giving dilemmas!

    Fir Mast and Winter Weather Drives Survival in a Montane Forest Bird Species

    Fir Mast and Winter Weather Drives Survival in a Montane Forest Bird Species

    Recently published VCE paper describes unexpected findings in the quest to understand how environmental processes shape the population dynamics of Bicknell’s Thrush throughout their annual cycle.

    Congratulations on adopting a route! Now prepare for your high-elevation adventure.

    Weathering Whitcomb for Mountain Birdwatch

    Tara Rodkey, VCE’s 2018 Alexander Dickey Conservation Intern, shares her reflections on a particular Mountain Birdwatch site on a mid-summer’s day (and night).

    Reflections of a Mountain Birdwatcher

    Reflections of a Mountain Birdwatcher

    Mike got to thinking about his first Mountain Birdwatch (MBW) survey route. It was on Maine’s West Kennebago Mt., which he only surveyed from 2007-2009 before the route was discontinued when MBW was revised in 2010. But in that decade that has passed, he’s seen a lot of changes.

    Languages, by Tina Scharf

    Languages, by Tina Scharf

    After some calculations, I realize that I must go to my Mountain Bird Watch survey site this very night –…

    Behind the Scenes of Conservation Research

    Behind the Scenes of Conservation Research

    2 a.m. hikes up steep mountain trails to conduct dawn point counts.  Mist-netting on Mt. Mansfield as the sun rises. …

    Mountain Birdwatch Season Opening- Magalloway Mountain (3 June 2013)

    Mountain Birdwatch Season Opening- Magalloway Mountain (3 June 2013)

    The Mountain Birdwatch season opened on June 1, and I confess, I’ve been counting down the days for weeks.  Months,…

    VCE Presents the 2011 Julie Nicholson Citizen Scientist Award

    VCE Presents the 2011 Julie Nicholson Citizen Scientist Award

    From his urban roots in New Jersey to his life in rural Vermont, citizen scientist Ed Hack has maintained a love of nature and a steadfast commitment
    to participation in a wide array of citizen science projects.

    VCE Presents the 2010 Julie Nicholson Citizen Scientist Award

    VCE Presents the 2010 Julie Nicholson Citizen Scientist Award

    For more than 30 years, Ruth Stewart has been an avid student of natural history, an environmental advocate, conservationist, citizen scientist, and teacher.