Journal archives for January 2013

27 January, 2013

Vermont eBird

A real-time, online checklist program, Vermont eBird ( has revolutionized the way that the Green Mountain birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2004, Vermont eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution. Consider entering your birdwatching checklists on Vermont eBird.

Posted on 27 January, 2013 21:40 by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 5 comments | Leave a comment

30 January, 2013

Roadkill: Sad Sightings Can Help Conservation

With nearly 15,000 miles of roadways in Vermont, wildlife are forced to run the gauntlet to get to the other side. Road ecology is a relatively new discipline of conservation biology that explores and addresses the relationships between the natural environment and our growing transportation system. The most critical aspect of creating safe and permeable wildlife crossings is data. You can help the Vermont Atlas of Life gather this key information for land managers and transportation agencies. When you see roadkill or wildlife crossing or standing along roads, please stop at a safe location and log your sighting for inclusion in the atlas. Photographs of the animal for identification as well as a wider photo of the scene are great to capture when it is completely safe to do so.

When you enter an observation, type "roadkill" into the box for more fields and it will add it. Then type "yes" in the text box.

Posted on 30 January, 2013 14:52 by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 1 comment | Leave a comment