On Saturday, June 22, OCAS and the Middlebury Area Land Trust held our annual Beginners Birding 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, birder and former MALT director Josh Phillips, and MALT Executive Director Jamie Montague and searched for birds around the various trails of the Park. Birding highlights were many singing Cooperative Catbirds and Red-eyed Vireos, singing Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts, and Eastern Kingbirds acting flashy.

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 5th. Please see our Calendar of Events for more information.