Fall Bird Walk at Brewster River Park
Sep
30
7:30 AM07:30

Fall Bird Walk at Brewster River Park

Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a fall bird walk sponsored by the Cambridge Conservation Commission. With fall migration well underway, we’ll put our birding skills to the test looking for warblers, vireos & other birds on the move. Bridget will lead participants on a walk to identify birds at the Brewster River Park. Learn how to make the most of quick looks at speedy songbirds and how to decode who’s who in their fall plumage. 

Space is limited to 18 participants, so reserve your spot today by emailing Jake Bailey at jakebaileyvt@yahoo.com. Include your name, number of people you are reserving spots for, and if you are a Cambridge resident. Reservations are first come, first served and is free for Cambridge residents. A suggested donation of $10 is requested for non-Cambridge residents. Kids are free! We will meet at the parking area of the Brewster River Park, off of Canyon Rd, just south of the village of Jeffersonville. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow for a brief organizational discussion.

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Saving the Bird in the Bush - St. Albans Garden Club
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Saving the Bird in the Bush - St. Albans Garden Club

DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON! 

Host: St. Albans Garden Club

Songbirds in our region are experiencing a number of stresses that impact their populations. Find out how you can provide a backyard haven and beyond for them through gardening and landscaping. Learn about making the most of your property for birds throughout the season and how to find resources in your community.

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Mt. Philo Hawk Watching - FULL
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Mt. Philo Hawk Watching - FULL

  • St. Albans Recreation Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS TRIP IS FULL!

Enjoy a full day of birding as we head south to one of the best places in Vermont to watch a variety of species of hawks migrate. Mount Philo holds the record for the most hawks seen in one day in Vermont at 3,688!

This program is sponsored by the St. Albans Recreation Department. The van will leave the Barlow Street Community Center at 8:00 am and return at approximately at 4:00 pm. Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. 

Registration is required for bird walks offered by the St. Albans Recreation Department in St. Albans, Vermont. The fee is $25 residents/$35 non-residents. Please call the Recreation Department at 524-1500 x266 to sign up for individual walks! NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/FW_STAREC

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Owls of Vermont for Westview Meadows
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Owls of Vermont for Westview Meadows

This is a private event for the residents of Westview Meadows. 

With ten different species of owls found in the state, there's plenty to hoot about! Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a lively presentation on these charismatic birds. You'll learn where and when to look for owls as well as how to recognize the calls of our most common owls - Bridget will have you hooting by the end of the show. Find out why these birds are so amazing and what you can do to keep owls a part of the Vermont landscape!

Great Gray Owl Photo by Zac Cota

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Time to Fly - Georgia Historical Socienty
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Time to Fly - Georgia Historical Socienty

  • Town of Georgia Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fall migration is often an overlooked time of year for bird watching. It may be less intense than spring migration, but be assured, with all kinds of birds heading south from the boreal forests & arctic tundra to the north of us, you are bound to see something special. In Vermont, fall birding is marked by warbler fallouts in woodlands and fields, spiraling raptors ascending mountain breezes, and waves of migrating waterbirds resting along the shores of our larger lakes. This presentation will open your eyes to the wonders of fall migration and how birds make their way to their home away from home each year. 

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Vermont Outdoors Woman - Fall Doe Camp
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Vermont Outdoors Woman - Fall Doe Camp

Join me at the fall session of Vermont Outdoors Woman's Doe Camp, an outdoor education retreat for ladies only. This is a full weekend of workshops for adventurous women ages 18 and over in the northern town of Canaan, Vermont.

The weekend offers 4 sessions with over 30 classes to choose from. Classes are all taught by volunteer, experienced and professional instructors. Campers can choose from a list of popular classes that include: Archery, Birding, Firearms Marksmanship & Safety (Muzzleloader, Handgun, Rifle and Clay Shooting), Outdoor Cooking, Survival Skills, Log Rolling, Fly Fishing,  Boat Fishing, Deer Hunting, Ax Skills, Camping, ID Ferns, Trees & Wild Edibles, Wildlife Photography, and Panning for Gold. 

Details can be found at the Vermont Outdoors Woman website: bit.ly/VOW_DoeCamp

I'll be leading early morning bird walks before breakfast, as well as birding sessions to Brousseau Mountain and the Averill Lakes. 

This is one of my favorite weekends each year, where I get to hang-out and learn with women of all ages and of all kinds of skills. This needs to be on your bucket list for 2018! See you there!

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Wild & Scenic Gathering at Big Falls
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Wild & Scenic Gathering at Big Falls

I'll be leading a bird walk or two at this event!

Join the Wild & Scenic Committee for a community gathering with games and activities, guided nature walks and adventures, music and fun at this iconic location along the Wild and Scenic Missisquoi River. Big Falls is one of the largest undammed waterfalls in VT - join us to explore the woods and swimming holes at it's base!

Big Falls Photo by Andrew Lanoue

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Exploring the Birds of Maple Shade Forest
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring the Birds of Maple Shade Forest

Join me for a bird walk in the newly established Maple Shade Town Forest in Westford Vermont. Learn about the birds that breed in the variety of habitats found here and the opportunities for forest management to support and enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife. 

This walk is brought to you by the Westford Conservation Commission and is part of the Westford Town Lands Long-term Management Plan Committee’s effort to establish the management plan for the Westford Town Lands. See bit.ly/WestfordTownLands for more information.

15 person maximum for this walk

RSVP by August 21st by emailing Koi Boynton at koihope@gmail.com

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Grasslands Bird Trip - St. Albans Recreation
Jul
28
7:30 AM07:30

Grasslands Bird Trip - St. Albans Recreation

This half-day trip will take us to a number of hotspots in Franklin County in search of Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks and Vesper Sparrows. Half-day trip.

This program is sponsored by the St. Albans Recreation Department. The van will leave the Barlow Street Community Center at 7:30 am and return at approximately at noon. Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. 

Registration is required for bird walks offered by the St. Albans Recreation Department in St. Albans, Vermont. The fee is $25 residents/$35 non-residents. Please call the Recreation Department at 524-1500 x266 to sign up for individual walks! NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/FW_STAREC

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The Birds of Summer - Salisbury Conservation Commission
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Birds of Summer - Salisbury Conservation Commission

Co-hosted by the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Salisbury Historical Society.

Ahhh, the birds of summer! Who are they, where are they and what are they up to during the summer? Join me for an evening talking about birding during the summer months. We'll take a look at interesting behaviors, family dynamics & drama and the transition into fall. Featuring some photos from Vermont bird photographers and stories from my birding adventures in my backyard and beyond. 

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Slow Birding at North Branch Nature Center's ECO Level 2
Jul
24
8:00 AM08:00

Slow Birding at North Branch Nature Center's ECO Level 2

Slow Birding will be offered this year as part of North Branch Nature Center's professional development week for teachers called the ECO Summer Institute, Level 2. This is a five-day nature immersion course for elementary teachers, assistants, aides, and administrators.  During the week, a leadership team of professional nature immersion specialists guides teachers in the direct application of outdoor classroom routines as well as ways to incorporate NGSS and Common Core into those routines.

Slow Birding combines the work of Donald & Lillian Stokes when it comes to bird behavior and Jon Young & Dan Gardoqui's work on bird language. We'll be learning how to slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds, a deeper observation skill set, and build a foundation for deeper citizen science. 

For details, please click here to visit the North Branch Nature Center's webpage on all the ECO Institute courses available during the summer of 2018.

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Birding Essentials - eBird Tutorial
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Birding Essentials - eBird Tutorial

Sharing your birding observations is good for science and for the birds! We’ll learn how to create an eBird account to capture our bird sightings and we’ll learn how to use eBird as a tool for finding different birding spots and bird species.

This program is sponsored by the Cold Hollow Career Center's Adult Education Program.  For details about all the classes & field sessions in the series contact James Ouellette at (802) 933-4003 Ext. 13 or email jouellette@chccvt.net. 

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Slow Birding Field Session - The Nature Museum
Jun
9
7:30 AM07:30

Slow Birding Field Session - The Nature Museum

Join me for a Slow Birding Field session as we use some of the Bird Language techniques from the book What the Robin Knows by John Young and Dan Gardoquoi. 

We'll use a sit spot technique to both watch and listen to birds as a group. Learn about how to look both with and without binoculars, map what you're hearing and seeing, and take field notes which will improve not only your identification skills but your awareness of the what's happening on the landscape. 

Participants will learn techniques that they can apply while in the field birding or stepping right outside their door to the birds in their backyard. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and for being still for a period of time, to bring a notebook, water and comfortable, portable chair or pad to sit on. 

Registration is required as space is limited. Suggested donation $20. 

VISIT THE NATURE MUSEUM WEBSITE AT WWW.NATURE-MUSEUM.ORG

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Slow Birding Presentation - The Nature Museum
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Slow Birding Presentation - The Nature Museum

An evening presentation looking at how we've learned to learn birds and how we can go one step further deepening our connection to not only birds but the places they (and we) call home. 

For some, birding is an adventure to seek out and document as many bird species as possible. We chase, we check-off our lists, and we move on to to the next exciting sighting. Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, will introduce another birding approach that will help us slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds. Starting with the usual suspects in your backyard, Bridget will share how to read bird body language, how to listen beyond just birdsong, and how to discover your own sit-spot to achieve a more intimate look at the natural world.

Based on the work by Donald & Lilian Stokes who published a set of books called Bird Behavior and the teachings of John Young and Dan Gardoqui who wrote What the Robin Knows, slow birding came together as a way to enjoy birds wherever you're at, rather than chase-and-identify birding.

Suggested donation $7 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm and refreshments from the Grafton Village Bakery will be served. 

The next day field session will have participants discovering a sit spot and learning how to spot map and take field notes. Registration for the field session is required, suggested donation $20.  

FOR DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT THE NATURE MUSEUM WEBSITE AT WWW.NATURE-MUSEUM.ORG

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Spring Migration Trip - St. Albans Recreation
Jun
3
7:30 AM07:30

Spring Migration Trip - St. Albans Recreation

This half-day trip will take us to a number of hotspots in Franklin County including Aldis Hill, the St. Albans Town Forest, and Mills River Falls Natural Area. Warblers, flycatchers and other songbirds will fill our list! 

This program is sponsored by the St. Albans Recreation Department. The van will leave the Barlow Street Community Center at 7:30 am and return at approximately at noon. Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. 

Registration is required for bird walks offered by the St. Albans Recreation Department in St. Albans, Vermont. The fee is $25 residents/$35 non-residents. Please call the Recreation Department at 524-1500 x266 to sign up for individual walks! NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/FW_STAREC

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Golden-winged Warbler Bioblitz at the Helen Buckner Preserve
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Golden-winged Warbler Bioblitz at the Helen Buckner Preserve

Event sponsored by Audubon Vermont and the Nature Conservancy of Vermont. We'll be sent out in teams to survey the Helen Buckner Preserve for Golden and Blue-winged Warblers.

Come to the TNC Buckner Preserve to survey shrubland habitats for Golden and Blue-winged Warblers. We will be dividing into approximately 5 teams to search pre-designated areas on the preserve. Prizes awarded for teams that find banded birds! There will be banding demonstrations at the beginning and end of the survey.

Details:

- Some hiking required. Two teams will hike a mile or more to/from their designated sites.

- Conditions may be wet - bring appropriate footwear and rain gear

- Binoculars are a must

- Hats, sunscreen, and tick/bug repellent highly recommended

- Water and snacks will be provided

Please register through Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2w00HTj

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Slow Birding Presentation - OLLI Newport
May
30
1:00 PM13:00

Slow Birding Presentation - OLLI Newport

A presentation looking at how we've learned to learn birds and how we can go one step further deepening our connection to not only birds but the places they (and we) call home. 

For some, birding is an adventure to seek out and document as many bird species as possible. We chase, we check-off our lists, and we move on to to the next exciting sighting. Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, will introduce another birding approach that will help us slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds. Starting with the usual suspects in your backyard, Bridget will share how to read bird body language, how to listen beyond just birdsong, and how to discover your own sit-spot to achieve a more intimate look at the natural world.

Based on the work by Donald & Lilian Stokes who published a set of books called Bird Behavior and the teachings of John Young and Dan Gardoqui who wrote What the Robin Knows, slow birding came together as a way to enjoy birds wherever you're at, rather than chase-and-identify birding.

Please click here to visit the Newport/Derby/Stanstead OLLI website for details.

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Birding Essentials - Spring Birding Field Session
May
27
7:00 AM07:00

Birding Essentials - Spring Birding Field Session

It’s the peak time of year for bird migration and birdwatching! We’ll visit a number of birding hotspots in the region to put our skills to the test. After this field session, you’ll not only be familiar with spring arrivals but also with a number of places in Franklin County to go birding.

This program is sponsored by the Cold Hollow Career Center's Adult Education Program.  For details about all the classes & field sessions in the series contact James Ouellette at (802) 933-4003 Ext. 13 or email jouellette@chccvt.net. 

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Bird Walk - Richford Conservation Commission - FULL
May
26
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk - Richford Conservation Commission - FULL

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY! PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR OTHER BIRDING OPPORTUNITIES. 


Bird Diva, Bridget Butler will be our guide and birdsong interpreter! Meet at Pratt Hall in Montgomery Village to caravan to a nearby location. While scouting for birds, we will learn about birds' needs for various habitats and what landowners can do to encourage a diversity of species.

Last year this walk was a smorgasbord of birds! We barely made it out of the driveway as multiple species of warblers sang and foraged in the trees right before our eyes. The Goyne's have thoughtfully managed their land for songbirds and wildlife, and the results are plentiful. 

This walk will be limited to 15 participants. Please use the contact information above to reserve your spot.

Please register by contacting us at richfordconservation@gmail.com

Co-sponsored by: the Richford & Montgomery Conservation Commissions

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Birds of Waterbury Reservoir Paddling Trip - FULL
May
19
7:00 AM07:00

Birds of Waterbury Reservoir Paddling Trip - FULL

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY! PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR OTHER BIRDING OPPORTUNITIES. 


Birding the Waterbury Reservoir with “Bird Diva” Bridget Butler -  sponsored by the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir

Join us for a two-part adventure with naturalist Bridget Butler a.k.a. The Bird Diva to learn more about the birds that call the Waterbury Reservoir their home or favorite stop-over spot!

Part 1:  Presentation & Introduction to Waterbury Reservoir Bird Habitats
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Part 2: Paddling Trip on the Waterbury Reservoir - THIS TRIP IS FULL
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

On Saturday morning, we'll adventure out on Waterbury Reservoir by canoe & kayak to tour the waterbody discovering both resident birds and spring migrants. The surrounding area boasts close to 100 species of birds, including bitterns, grebes, bald eagles, loons, wood ducks and a whole suite of wood warblers! With a number of small coves and wetlands edging the reservoir, we're sure to encounter a great diversity of species. Experience the serenity of birding on the water, while boosting your bird list this spring! 

Our paddling session will also cover how to be a great waterway steward, including learning to read bird body language to limit disruption and stress on birds like the common loon and others. 

Registration at: bit.ly/BirdingWaterburyReservoir

Ticket sales benefit the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir. We welcome your optional donation at check-out to support our mission.

The Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir would like to thank to the event sponsors Green Mountain Power for sponsoring this event with a generous cash gift, and Umiak Outfitters for donating the proceeds of boat rentals. And thank you to our volunteers who make it all possible!

 

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Birds of Waterbury Reservoir Slideshow
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Birds of Waterbury Reservoir Slideshow

Birding the Waterbury Reservoir with “Bird Diva” Bridget Butler - Slideshow  sponsored by the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir

Join us for a two-part adventure with naturalist Bridget Butler a.k.a. The Bird Diva to learn more about the birds that call the Waterbury Reservoir their home or favorite stop-over spot!

Part 1:  Presentation & Introduction to Waterbury Reservoir Bird Habitats
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Part 2: Paddling Trip on the Waterbury Reservoir - THIS TRIP IS FULL
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Friday evening presentation at the Steele Community Center at the Waterbury Town Offices will introduce you to the variety of habitats around the Waterbury Reservoir and the diversity of bird species found there throughout the year. Find out why this site is considered a birding hotspot by the eBird community and how you can fine-tune your skills to make the most of every season. We'll also discuss how to become better stewards of this unique community, creating healthy habitats that are good for people, birds, and water quality.

Registration at: bit.ly/BirdingWaterburyReservoir

Ticket sales benefit the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir. We welcome your optional donation at check-out to support our mission.

The Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir would like to thank to the event sponsors Green Mountain Power for sponsoring this event with a generous cash gift, and Umiak Outfitters for donating the proceeds of boat rentals. And thank you to our volunteers who make it all possible!

 

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Birding Brewster River Park - FULL
May
12
7:30 AM07:30

Birding Brewster River Park - FULL

This event is at capacity! Please check the calendar for other birding opportunities. 


Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a spring bird walk sponsored by the Cambridge Conservation Commission. May is migratory bird season in Vermont and a wonderful time to get out and explore the landscape for birds. Bridget will lead participants on a walk to identify birds by sight and sound at the Brewster River Park. Learn how to make the most of quick looks at speedy songbirds and how to fine-tune your ear to the woodland soundscape. 

Space is limited to 18 participants, so reserve your spot today by emailing Jake Bailey at jakebaileyvt@yahoo.com. Include your name, number of people you are reserving spots for, and if you are a Cambridge resident. Reservations are first come, first served, but preference will be given to Cambridge residents, in the event that the event capacity is reached. We will meet at the parking area of the Brewster River Park, off of Canyon Rd, just south of the village of Jeffersonville. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow for a brief organizational discussion.

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Crows & Ravens - OLLI St. Johnsbury
May
10
1:30 PM13:30

Crows & Ravens - OLLI St. Johnsbury

WE'VE RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 10TH!

This program is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in St. Johnsbury

They're considered harbingers of evil by some, and for others, are an endless curiosity. Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler as she pulls back the shroud on these birds known as corvids. Find out how intelligent crows really are, the difference between crows and ravens and their complex social structure. Learn how you can help unravel the mystery of "murders" of crows that form in the winter by participating in the Crows In Vermont project. 

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New England Bird Language Intensive - White Pines Programs - FULL
May
3
to May 6

New England Bird Language Intensive - White Pines Programs - FULL

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT NEBLI NEXT YEAR. 


I was first introduced to Bird Language many years ago listening to tracker & naturalist Jon Young's teachings on cd.  Then in 2007, I attended a workshop in Plainfield VT with Dan Gardoqui (co-founder of the White Pines Program) and was intrigued by the collective approach to watching birds & bird behavior. Many years later, Jon & Dan published, What the Robin Knows that pulled it all together in a wonderfully comprehensive book. Last year I finally had the opportunity to take the New England Bird Language Intensive which offers a deep dive into Bird Language, and it moved me not only as a birder but as a person. 

This year, I'm thrilled to be joining the team of mentors leading the New England Bird Language Intensive offered this year in southern New Hampshire. Cost for the weekend is $475 which includes meals, lodging & instruction. I do hope you'll join me!

What is the New England Bird Language Intensive (NEBLI)?

  • This intensive is a course designed to teach you how to identify, interpret and appreciate the wonderful world of birds.
  • Spend a long weekend studying the birds within the context of a naturalist community. Beginners and experts alike come together to observe and share their knowledge and love for the birds.

Who is the New England Bird Language Intensive for?

  • Anyone curious to discover more about the world of birds.
  • Not a “birder”? This workshop is also great for hikers, hunters, and nature enthusiasts of all sorts. Basically, if you spend time outside, you’ll learn a TON from this experience.
  • Beginners and experienced birders are invited to join. This course is designed to meet people at all levels. In fact, it’s not uncommon for folks to return to NEBLI for a 2nd or 3rd time!

For more details and to register please visit: http://bit.ly/NEBLI2018

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The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate

I'll be joining host Jane Lindholm and her team for a live broadcast of But Why all about owls and birds at the end of April! How cool is that?

COME SEE BUT WHY: A PODCAST FOR CURIOUS KIDS LIVE! We are so psyched to be part of the first ever podcast festival for kids, April 28th and 29th in Boston. Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate is being put on by WBUR 90.9 FM and includes Circle RoundBrains OnStory PiratesWow in the World, and WHYY’s Eleanor Amplified!! Get tickets now for just one or all six fabulous shows. We’ll be exploring the world of owls and other birds on the 29th.

Find out more about But Why : A Podcast for Curious Kids at: bit.ly/ButWhyPodcastVPR

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The Wonders of Wood Warblers - OLLI St. Albans
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

The Wonders of Wood Warblers - OLLI St. Albans

Who are the Wood Warblers and why do birders lose their minds over them each spring? These small songbirds are not only incredibly colorful with necklaces and eye-rings, but beautiful songsters as well. And, they're maddening! They're quick, sometimes elusive and everyone's in a rush to get a glimpse of a little warbler eye-candy before all the trees leaf out for the summer. With forty-one species documented in Vermont, there's a lot to be on the lookout for! Join the Bird Diva to learn more about warblers in Vermont, how to find them and some tips on how to look and listen for these winged jewels.

This presentation is hosted by OLLI, the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute of UVM.  It will be located at the St. Albans Museum, on the third floor, corner of Church and Bishop Streets in St. Albans.

The lecture site is handicap accessible with parking available behind the museum.

Details available at: http://bit.ly/OLLIStAlbans

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Birding Essentials - Making Sense of Birdsong
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Birding Essentials - Making Sense of Birdsong

This session will prepare you for the spring arrival of migratory birds. We’ll break down how to listen to birdsong and build your repertoire and skill base for identifying birds by song.

This program is sponsored by the Cold Hollow Career Center's Adult Education Program. Cost for the two-hour workshop is $25 per participant.  For details about all the classes & field sessions in the series contact James Ouellette at (802) 933-4003 Ext. 13 or email jouellette@chccvt.net. 

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Boreal Birds in the Northeast Kingdom - FULL
Mar
31
8:30 AM08:30

Boreal Birds in the Northeast Kingdom - FULL

THIS TRIP IS FULL. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE TRIP NEXT YEAR. 


We'll take a day trip to the Northeast Kingdom's Moose Bog to try our luck at finding birds unique to boreal forests in that region - the Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, and Black-backed Woodpecker. Driving the roads near the Wenlock Wildlife Management area and Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge by van, we'll stop at various habitats for short easy walks along roads, or scope open areas and bogs.

This program is sponsored by the St. Albans Recreation Department. The van will leave the Barlow Street Community Center at 8:30 am and return at approximately 4:30 pm. Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. We will make a stop for food, however, you should bring some food and plenty of water. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. 

Registration is required for bird walks offered by the St. Albans Recreation Department in St. Albans, Vermont. The fee is $35 residents/$46 non-residents. Please call the Recreation Department at 524-1500 x266 to sign up for individual walks! NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/FW_STAREC

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Birding Essentials - Winter Birding Field Session
Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Birding Essentials - Winter Birding Field Session

This field session will celebrate the winter season of birding in Vermont! We’ll head out to local hotspots in search of birds and learn about the pop of winter finches that cyclically descend on our region in the winter. 

This program is sponsored by the Cold Hollow Career Center's Adult Education Program.  For details about all the classes & field sessions in the series contact James Ouellette at (802) 933-4003 Ext. 13 or email jouellette@chccvt.net. 

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Birding Boot Camp - Science Pub
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Birding Boot Camp - Science Pub

Join a free monthly gathering of curious, stimulating and altogether fun individuals to hear short informal lectures by area experts, and join the lively conversation. Have a drink, stay for dinner (or not), and end your weekend with a spurt of brain growth!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Castleton Library

Bird Diva Bridget Butler will take us through a number of fun skill-building exercises, quizzes and drills to prepare us for the spring migration. She'll focus each bird workout on a different area - strength training for our eyes and ears as well as critical thinking to help us on our birding adventures – or just learning to enjoy our backyard birds more. She promises that we'll walk away better, stronger, savvier birders!

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Birding Essentials - Learning to Look
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Birding Essentials - Learning to Look

During this session, we’ll dive into learning how to look at different groups of birds and practice training and fine-tuning our eyes. Foundational skills will be introduced during this class that will improve your ability to gather observations in a way that increases the success of identification.

This program is sponsored by the Cold Hollow Career Center's Adult Education Program.  For details about all the classes & field sessions in the series contact James Ouellette at (802) 933-4003 Ext. 13 or email jouellette@chccvt.net. 

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Bird Is a Verb
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Bird Is a Verb

Do you smile at the first sounds of the winged harbingers of spring like the Red-winged Blackbird or the American Woodcock?  Does the chirp of a chickadee stop you in your tracks? Join us for a spring tune-up just in time for bird migration season when The Nature Museum teams up with Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva, to provide a unique birding program!

Butler will present "Bird is a Verb" on Friday, February 16th, at 7 p.m. at the Tunbridge Public Library, with refreshements following.  

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States bird-watch. This lively program full of gorgeous bird song and useful tips will have you tuned into the bird world around you like never before. Butler will share tips and tricks for bird identification, talk about equipment & resources, teach participants about birding by ear, and describe various natural communities for different suites of birds. Bridget Butler, aka "The Bird Diva", invites you to become one of the "flock" by discovering the pleasure of one of the most popular pastimes in the country.

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