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Birds of Waterbury Reservoir Paddling Trip - FULL

  • Waterbury Town Offices 28 North Main Street Waterbury, VT, 05676 United States (map)


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. 

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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!