Over the past 8 days I co-led an 8-day journey inspired by the adventures of some of the greatest naturalists from the past couple of centuries, particularly John Muir, Mark Twain, and Charles Darwin. Our journey began where Rte 15 intersects the Long Trail in Johnson. We climbed 4000 feet along the spine of the Green Mountains, postholing through 2 feet of snow at Mt Mansfield's peak and then drifting back down into the Winooski River Valley where we picked up our canoes and paddled our way to Lake Champlain. The trip covers about 85 miles of river and trail and traverses a wide variety of habitats and natural communities. We kept a list of wildlife species along the way, amassing a somewhat impressive list. As we're at the tail end of the migratory season for birds, we emphasized this taxon. At the end of the trip we had seen and/or heard 75 different species of birds (organized below by rough habitat description). Not bad!