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In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

  • Salisbury Fledglings
  • Windshield Phenomenon
  • Woody Plants of the Northern Forest: a review
  • Endangered Species
  • Beginners’ Bird Walk
  • One Wild Bird at a Time, a review
  • Vermont Audubon Assembly
  • OCAS Calendar of Events

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

  • Endangered Species Act under Attack
  • Hog Island Scholarship Available
  • Bigger and Better Blueberries
  • Wisdom Again
  • Sign Up for Salamander Escorts
  • Environmental Education Grant Winners
  • The Animal One Thousand Miles Long, a review
  • Wind Impacts from Climate Change on Migrants
  • OCAS Calendar of Events
  • 2018 Christmas Bird Count Results

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

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The 59th Ferrisburgh Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday December 15th. It was a fine day for winter birding with temperatures in the mid-30s to mid-40s. The day was calm with most teams reporting little or no wind. The ground was bare and we saw no precipitation during the day. Forty-six participants broke into twelve teams and spent a cumulative 139 hours in the field while receiving assistance from an additional three Read the rest of this entry »

This year 42 field birders and 19 observers at feeders located and identified 15,659 birds of 72 species during our Middlebury Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 16th.  This is exactly the same number of species we found in both of the last two years; however, the individual species were different. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you live in or near one of the circles in the map above? If so, you should consider participating in the Christmas Bird Count. One of the oldest, continuously running, citizen science projects, the CBC has accumulated over a century’s worth of data on the occurrence of wintering birds. There are two ways to participate, as a field observer Read the rest of this entry »

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Barred Owl, Mourning Dove, Green Heron & Atlantic Puffin.

With the holiday season nearly upon us, we are happy to announce that Gary Starr is again graciously offering proceeds from the sale of his bird ornaments to support Otter Creek Audubon Society environmental and educational programs. These beautiful hand-crafted pieces are perfect as gifts, for a Christmas tree, or for use to beautify your home year-round. Please see the order form for a list of all the ornaments available, pricing and instructions on making a purchase.

When ordering by telephone at 802-388-6552 or through the www.starrdecoys.com website, please clearly indicate that your purchase is for this OCAS fundraiser.

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In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

  • OCAS Annual Dinner Celebrates Amy Clapp and Scott Weidensaul
  • IPCC Special Report
  • The Largest Birds Ever
  • Eye-catching Migrant: White-crowned Sparrow
  • The Master Naturalist Program
  • Bird Extinctions and Newly Discovered Species
  • Another Pollinator Problem
  • OCAS Calendar of Events
  • The Man Who Made “A Big Year for Little Birds”

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

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In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

    • Audubon Vermont Transitions
    • OCAS Patches!
    • Editorial: Trump’s Campaign against Environmental Protection
    • Bicknell’s Thrush
    • Exciting News Flash!
    • Scott Weidensaul at OCAS’ Annual Dinner
    • Hog Island Audubon Camp: Outstanding Experience
    • OCAS Calendar of Events
    • Environmental Education Grants – In Their Words

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

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In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

    • Ecstatic Chaos
    • Migratory Bird Treaty Act Weakened
    • Earthworm Concerns
    • A New Fungal Disease in Snakes
    • Our 2018 Hog Island Camper
    • Wright Park Birding!
    • Tough Life for Upland Sandpipers
    • OCAS Trip to Mt. Mansfield
    • Opening Up New Worlds
    • OCAS Calendar of Events

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

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In this issue of Otter Tracks you will find the following articles:

    • The Great Backyard Bird Count
    • Living in the Plastic Age, an editorial
    • Bioluminescence in Vascular Plants
    • Salamander Escorts
    • OCAS Environmental Education Grants Program
    • Ghosts from the North
    • Calendar of Events
    • Can Birds Smell?

 

Otter Creek Audubon Society members will receive a copy in the mail but you can always find the latest issues of Otter Tracks in color on our home page. You can also browse issues going back to the year 2000 in our Otter Tracks Archive.

– Ron Payne

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