Monday, November 5, 2007


On the way home, we stopped by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee, VT. They take in and rehabilitate injured wild birds with the goal of releasing them back in the wild. The Nature Center houses the birds that cannot be released. It was a great visit. The educational presentation with the birds was awesome. It was amazing to be so close to such beautiful creatures, and we got some really neat pictures of a few of the raptors we saw.

ATC is a partner with VINS for their Mountain Bird Watch. Check them out at or for info on their Mountain Bird Watch program.

A red-tailed hawk:

An American kestrel:

A barred owl:


  1. Hey Ellen and Sally. Just wanted to let you know that its not a peregrin falcon, its a kestrel falcon. Glad to see the newest update.


  2. Thanks Ray for the correction. We miss you and hope everything with you is well.

    -Ellen & Sally