Few have been disappointed so far, as the bird rarely fails to appear, especially during morning or early afternoon hours. The Dunns, who live at 1460 Union Village Road, are extremely welcoming and accommodating to birders seeking to add Eurasian Collared-Dove to their life lists. All visitors should, of course, respect the Dunns' privacy.
While a definite surprise in central Vermont during late November, the Eurasian Collared-Dove was bound to make an appearance sooner or later. Introduced into the Bahamas in the mid-1970s, probably as a released cage bird, the species has spread very rapidly and is now established throughout the southeastern United States. A smattering of records exist across the country as far west as California, and north to British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The closest previous occurrences of this species to Vermont were of birds in Massachusetts and New York. The spread of Eurasian Collared-Doves across North America is still an evolving situation -- the full expansion its final range and the impacts it may have on other bird species remain to be seen.