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Hildene

Bird Walk

Saturday, 8:00 to 9:30 am, At Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. Free Nuthatches - White and Red-breasted

Bird Walk
Bird Walk

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Hildene, 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05255, USA

About the event

April 6: Bird Walk

Saturday, 8:00 to 9:30 am, At Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. Free Nuthatches - White and Red-breasted

Vermont is host to two of the four nuthatch species in the U.S. The acrobatic, short-tailed nuthatches climb up, down and around trees and limbs foraging for insects or stashing seeds for later consumption. The White-breasted Nuthatch is the more familiar as a frequent visitor to backyard bird feeders. It has a white face and belly with a blue-gray head, back and wings. The Red-breasted Nuthatch prefers conifers and thus is more commonly found at higher elevations. It is blue-gray above with a black cap over a white eyebrow, a black line through the eye, and rusty-red breast and belly. If not seen, both of these nuthatches can be heard giving low, distinctive call notes as they move around the trees. Nuthatches are cavity nesters and stay in family groups for about two weeks after fledging

Meet at the Welcome Center. Appropriate for birders of all skill levels, the walks run along forest and meadow trails and around the main house. For more information, contact stephanie@hildene.org or call 802-367-7960

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