On Saturday, June 23, OCAS and the Middlebury Area Land Trust held our annual beginning birder’s walk at Wright Park in Middlebury. Beginning birder’s of all ages, many equipped with OCAS’s binoculars, broke into three groups led by OCAS President Ron Payne, board member Craig Zondag and MALT Executive Director Jamie Montague and searched for birds around the various trails of the Park. Birding highlights were many singing Veerys, Ospreys doing aerial displays above the fields and Cedar Waxwings deconstructing someone else’s nest for materials to build their own.

If you missed the walk, remember that beginning birders are always welcome at our Monthly Wildlife Walks at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland on the second Saturday of every month. And another dedicated walk for beginning birders will take place during Dead Creek Days in Addison on October 6th. Please see our Calendar of Events for more information.