Chris Bernier, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife fur-bearer biologist, reviews the history of Pine Martens in Vermont and clarifies their relationship with fisher cats. Produced by Ron Payne for Otter Creek Audubon Society and Middlebury Community Television. Filmed 3/15/18.
Hank Kaestner shares highlights of his April 2017 birding trip to Ecuador. Hank saw almost 400 bird species in one week, including 45 different hummingbirds. They are the jewels of Ecuador! Hank managed to add 75 new species to his life list on the trip, which was set up primarily as a “target” trip to see as many new birds as possible. Recorded 2/15/18.
They’re considered harbingers of evil by some, and for others are an endless curiosity. Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler as she pulls back the shroud on these birds known as corvids. Find out how intelligent crows really are, the difference between crows and ravens, and their complex social structure. Learn how you can help unravel the mystery of “murders” of crows that form in the winter by participating in the Crows In Vermont project. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. Recorded 1/11/18.
World-traveling birder Hank Kaestner, who has over 7,000 birds on his life list, returns to our Cabin Fever Lecture series to tell about bird life in Taiwan. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society.
Produced by Ron Payne with the assistance of Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 2/9/17.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist Chris Bernier talks about the lives and status of the Canada Lynx in Vermont, a listed state endangered species. Part of the Otter Creek Audubon Society’s Cabin Fever Lecture series. Filmed at the Ilsley Public Library by Ron Payne, with the support of Middlebury Community Television 1/12/17.
Producer: Ron Payne/Otter Creek Audubon Society
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