Although some what rare in this area, lately there has been a gorgeous male pheasant strutting around CSVW and neighboring properties!
Ring-necked Pheasants prefer open fields with some brush cover and the weedy areas along roadsides, making Chapman Sanctuary a perfect habitat. What a thrill to see him and hear the very loud call of this member of the grouse family, who so far seems right at home.
A female Hooded Merganser has been seen going in and out of the duck box on Tea Cup Lake! There were a few pair of Hooded Mergansers on Tea Cup this spring and now there seems to be a lone female who we at the sanctuary hope is sitting on a nest in the duck box.
The female comes out to stretch her wings, groom herself in the sun and to feed on the fish, tadpoles and other small aquatic creatures that nature provides in the Teacup Lake waters. The nesting box is visible to her from all areas of the water and after a short time she heads back inside the box.
These red nylon drawstring backpacks are perfect for showing your CSVW pride and toting your gear when you hit the trails!
CSVW Board of Trustees President, Robert Rowan at 603-848-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get one to you right away.
Broad-winged Hawk (heard)
Spotted Sandpiper (visual)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (visual)
Yellow-bellied sapsucker (heard)
Eastern phoebe (visual)
Blue headed vireo (heard)
Blue Jay (heard)
Tree swallow (visual)
Black-capped chickadee (visual)
Tufted titmouse (heard)
Red-breasted nuthatch (heard)
White-breasted nuthatch (heard)
Brown creeper (heard)
Hermit thrush (heard-call only)
American robin (heard)
Eastern bluebird (visual)
Black-throated blue warbler (heard)
Pine warbler (heard)
Black and white warbler (heard)
Song sparrow (visual)
Rose-breasted grosbeak (visual)
American goldfinch (visual)
We were happy to receive feed back from a CSVW Bird Walk participant who described her experience ... Thank you Deb!
Good Memorial Day morning! I am writing to add my thoughts about attending the bird walk at Chapman Sanctuary/Visny Woods...
Delightful! I am so glad I attended.
I learned a lot, not only about bird calls and songs and habitat and such, but all those little tidbits that make learning so rewarding. Visually, what I will remember most is our guide showing us why an ovenbird is called an ovenbird. Who knew?!
Great place to view a variety of birds from woodlands to open fields. And a great place to simply take a walk along the well-planned trails.
P.S. Thanks for making available the Bird Song Identification Tips aka “cheat sheet!"
Click on image to enlarge & download a copy of
Chris Costello's Bird Song ID Tips
for yourself and get outside and listen!
2020 ANNUAL BIRD WALK
Led by Christine Costello of USFS
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 am
Details on EVENTS page!
Don't miss this annual favorite!
ALL participants will be expected to be able to follow the rules of social distancing.
6-foot rule required.
Face coverings & masks recommended.
April 21, 2020
It is springtime after all, and nature carries on with the business of life. Birds are returning from their winter homes just as the trees begin to bud and insects start to appear. More animals are out and about now that the snow has melted and exposed some browse for them. Waterfowl have landed on Teacup Lake with some "regulars" who have decided to stay, and some others who are just passing through. And oh the Peepers are peeping!
EYES ON OWLS
Live Owl Program coming to CSVW!
SATURDAY • OCTOBER 4, 2020 • 1:00pm
Sandwich Central School
28 Squam Lake Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
More information and advanced registration for this fun and fantastic program can be found on the EVENTS PAGE of this website!
DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS UNIQUE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE!
WINTER TRAILS ARE OPEN
The Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods Trails are groomed and ready for you to come and experience the beauty and serenity of winter in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. Peace and quiet await you as you make your way through the woods and down to the Cold River on snowshoes. Or let your XC skis take you across the field down to Teacup Lake and through the forest trails.
A CSVW MYSTERY
Can you identify this plant?
JULY 1, 2018
CSVW President & Trustee Bob & Sue Rowan discovered this plant growing in the field above Teacup Lake and we could use your help to
identify the species.
The flowers are pinkish and its long slender leaves are a darker green than the other vegetation
in the vicinity.
Any ideas what this plant might be? Please EMAIL CSVW if you think you know … thank you!
Broad Winged Hawk
Ruby-throated Humming Bird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black & White Warbler
House Sparrow 28 (28)
Pileated Woodpecker 13 (8)
Belted Kingfisher 1
Blue Jay 454 (222)
American Crow 50 (71)
Common Raven 13 (17)
Black-Capped Chickadee 761 (822)
Tufted Titmouse 118 (61)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 25 (56)
White-breasted Nuthatch 118 (112)
Brown Creeper 8 (12)
Golden-cr Kinglet 4 (14)
Eastern Bluebird 5 (4)
American Robin 77 (59)
European Starling 36 (95)
Cedar Waxwing 163 (47)
Bohemian Waxwing 178 (22, irruptive)
American Tree Sparrow 29 (22)
Snow Bunting 14 (7)
Dark-eyed Junco 40 (109)
Northern Cardinal 37 (14)
American Goldfinch 84 (388)
American Black Duck 4 (13)
Mallard 1 (36)
Hooded Merganser 3 (6)
Common Merganser 8 (45)
Wild Turkey 190 (64)
Ruffed Grouse 1 (6)
Bald Eagle 3 (1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1 (1)
Ring-billed Gull 2 (1)
Herring Gull 1 (1)
Rock Pigeon 25 (20)
Mourning Dove 112(150)
Barred Owl 6 (3)
Red-bellied Woodpckr 6 (1)
Downy Woodpecker 46 (48)
Hairy Woodpecker 57 (48)
Pine Grosbeak 8 (8)
Purple Finch 1 (8)
Red Crossbill 2 (2)
Common Redpoll 5 (118, irruptive)
Pine Siskin 1 (67)