Catamount’s property provides several different habitats that offer a great variety of birds. With a great mixture of woods and open fields and two ponds on the property, there are many locations for viewing birds on the 500 acre property. The following information is from Carl Runge’s “Birding In Williston”, found on the Green Mountain Audubon Society’s website: “The mixed hardwood and white pine forests on the north side are home to Wood Thrush, Veery, Red-eyed Vireo, and Ovenbird. Walking up the power line ROW to Indian Lookout offers great looks at Chestnut-sided Warblers and Cedar Waxwings. At the top, the view of the river valley and Camel’s Hump to the SE is magnificent. There are two ponds on the property where Canada Goose and Mallard often nest, and where Pied-billed Grebe, Green and Great Blue Heron can be seen. The extensive fields on the south side provide excellent habitat for grassland species, notably Bobolink and Savannah Sparrow, and to a lesser extent Eastern Meadowlark and Field Sparrow. Bobolink nesting is very successful here, as the fields are not cut during the nesting season. The higher elevations on the property attract a large variety of migrating warblers and other songbirds, especially during spring.”
Green Mountain Audubon will be hosting several birding events at Catamount this summer. These events are free and open to the public and they all start at 7:30 am. The first event is their Birdathon on Saturday June 25, 2016.
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