Otter Creek Audubon Society presents Cabin Fever Lecture Series. Long-eared Owls are are perhaps the most secretive native owl in our area and had long been the most difficult for birders to find. OCAS President, Ron Payne, will detail a three-year quest to to find Long-eared Owls and learn how they are using the landscape in Addison County Free and open to the public. Recorded 1/9/20.
A travelogue of Gary and Kathy Starr’s trip to Tierra del Fuego and the southern terminus of the Andes, the Falklands, South Georgia, the Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. Filmed 2/14/19.
World-travelling bird watcher, Hank Kaestner returns to the Cabin Fever Lecture Series to tell us about his recent trips to Iceland and Alaska to view Arctic birds. Expect to see lots of pictures of Puffins and Auks! Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. Filmed 1/10/19.
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.