The Red-Winged Blackbird: An Early Migrator

The red-winged blackbird is one of Vermont’s early migrators. Today, we are investigating the red-winged blackbird, its migration patterns, and reading parts of “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens.

Birding on the internet

One of the things I appreciate the most about the internet is that it allows me to connect and learn from people that I probably would have never met without it. For example, I now have a morning yoga practice because of several online yoga teachers, and my vegan cooking skills have skyrocketed as a... Continue Reading →

Sit Spot Haiku -Winter Wren

Today's Haiku: From the distant treesA melodic musicalA winter wren song I had recently heard a friend describe the Winter Wren song as the electric guitar solo of the bird world. I think that is a good description of their cascading, bubbly song that last anywhere between 5 - 10 seconds. Click the link below... Continue Reading →

Wilson’s Snipe

When I was a young boy there was this thing we did at night called a Snipe Hunt.  A Snipe Hunt is where you headed into the woods after dark looking to see, or catch, a Snipe.  Part of the challenge with this “hunt” was that no one knew what a Snipe was or what... Continue Reading →

Crow vs Raven

Getting to know the birds in your neighborhood is a great way to start connecting with nature. Bird watching has seen an increase in popularity during the pandemic and there are a lot of resources out there to get you started. Bird identification apps such as ibird Pro, or websites such as, can provide... Continue Reading →

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