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Team Information: Missisquoi Marsh Mellows
- duck sp.
- Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
- Canada Goose Branta canadensis
- Wood Duck Aix sponsa
- Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
- Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
- Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
- Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
- Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
- American Woodcock Scolopax minor
- Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
- gull sp.
- Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
- Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
- Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
- Great Egret Ardea alba
- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
- Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
- Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
- Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
- Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
- Barred Owl Strix varia
- Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
- Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
- Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
- Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
- Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
- Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
- Merlin Falco columbarius
- Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
- Common Raven Corvus corax
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
- White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
- Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
- American Robin Turdus migratorius
- European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
- Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
- American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
- Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
- Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
- Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
- Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
- Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
- White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
- White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
Participants: 15 total throughout the day, with a core 7 that were there for most of the time.
Weather: Cool, cloudy and windy for the most part. Brief light shower early in the day, started clearing late afternoon.
Location: Observation deck at the Stephen Young Marsh, Missisquoi NWR, Swanton, VT
Time At Location: Arrived a little after 6am, first bird noted at 0632 (barred owl). Packed up shortly after 6pm. Roughly 12 hours on site.
Pretty productive day, although the weather wasn't exactly comfortable to be sitting out. Highlight of the day was a Sandhill Crane flying over, which is rare for the refuge and the first documented sighting at this location. Good food, good friends and a fun day.
We kept checklists for each hour, 12 total. We added at least 1 new species on each of the first 10, it wasn't until 4pm that we didn't note something new. 5 mallards, a hooded merganser and 4 greater yellow-legs spent the day with us, appearing on essentially every hourly list.