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Pieter Van Shaik on the Rookery Walk during the CCCA Trail Hike on August 11th 2019.

2020 marked the 4th Spring Bird Walk with the Audubon Society.

Below is a list of some of the birds we saw on the walk.

Ruffed Grouse

Mourning Dove


Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Yellow bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black Capped Chickadee

Tree Swallow

Red breasted and White breasted Nuthatch

House wren

European Starling

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Chipping Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow. Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow


Red-winged Blackbird


Black and White Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow rumped Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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photo by Hans Schrag

Link to Cavendish Branch of Mount Ascutney Audubon Society

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Sunday May 28th at 8 am.
Join Marianne and Michael Walsh of the Mount Ascutney Audubon Bird Association and Eric Krasnauskas of the Cavendish Trail Association for a bird walk on the Hardy Hill Trail. The walk is of moderate difficulty and moderately steep slopes. We will meet at the trail head where there is plenty of parking. Limited to 12 people so please contact Robin if you would like to join us by phone #802-2592327, or by email

On February 10th Tim O'Donogue gave a wonderful presentation on photographing wildlife. The event was held at our Fletcher Community Library in Cavendish and Amy, the Librarian provided Tate's Cookies!
Tim is looking into offering another tour of the woodlands around a beaver pond where wildlife activity abounds. We will keep you posted.

Mount Ascutney Audubon Chapter

To promote enjoyment, appreciation, and conservation of nature through education, habitat protection, and advocacy for the benefit of our communities and all living things.

AMAS is made up of individuals with a shared interest in the environment and a passion for preserving what is best about our communities: our closeness to and interaction with nature. 

As a local chapter of Audubon, we help support initiatives that are important to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat.

Join as a Friend of AMAS and/or a member of the National Audubon Society.

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