Tag Archives: Birds

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Fewer birds appear to live in Vermont today than 25 years ago, according to recent research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The most dramatic declines in bird populations were seen among those that live off flying insects, scientists say. Known…

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA
Local News
April 19, 2017

Vermont Fish & Wildlife creates new Bird’s Eye WMA

By Julia Purdy

On a recent early spring day, with snow still blanketing the woods, no green shoots were poking through just yet, but meltwater was trickling across the old woods road along the east flank of Birdseye, where deer and turkey had left recent…

State sees resurgence of birds once endangered
Local News
December 14, 2016

State sees resurgence of birds once endangered

By Gaen Murphree

If you heard a loon’s wild cry, were lucky enough to spot a bald eagle nest or watched a peregrine falcon on the wing this past summer, you shared in the continued resurgence of three of the state’s most charismatic winged species….

The Outside Story: Angry birds
The Outside Story
May 26, 2016

The Outside Story: Angry birds

By Carolyn Lorié

One morning in mid-March, I opened the door to discover a dark-eyed junco frenetically battling another bird. Or at least it thought it was another bird. His nemesis was, in fact, his own reflection in the stainless-steel chimney of my woodstove. The…

Goshawk: apex accipiter
The Outside Story
February 10, 2016

Goshawk: apex accipiter

By Thomas Ames, Jr.

“The Boke of St. Albans,” a 15th century sportsman’s handbook, decreed that only a nobleman could hunt with a falcon, but a mere yeoman might settle for a goshawk. “In the talons there was death,” wrote T. H. White, who famously…