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Mission

The mission of the Birds of Vermont Museum is to provide education, to nurture an appreciation of the environment, and to study birds and their habitats using woodcarvings and other museum resources.

Over 500 birds...and that’s just the carvings

What can you do here? Lots!

Go birding, learn a new bird call, volunteer, explore our changing art exhibits, or try your hand at wood carving!

Check out the special events, sponsor a carving, , become a member (admission free, plus other discounts), and donate to help us build a bridge (our front entrance access was disrupted by the July 2013 flood). Talk about us in travel reviews! Come visit!

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Membership
Renew yours, become a new member, or give a gift membership to a bird-loving friend or family member. Use our online membership form (PDF).

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We happily accept donations online through JustGive, NetworkForGood, and PayPal. Or use the phone or address below.


You can also call (802) 434-2167 with your credit card info, or send a check in any amount at any time to

Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, Vermont 05462

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About Us

The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their roles in the earth's ecosystems.

A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 500 carved wooden birds, representing 259 species. Here, natural history meets art.

The woodcarvings depict Vermont's nesting species in their natural habitats as well as North America's endangered and extinct species.

Visit the Carvings and More

The Museum's displays, the surrounding 100 acre bird sanctuary/nature preserve, and the bird viewing window offer visitors a unique opportunity to see and study birds that will not fly away!

The birds are carved by Robert Spear, Jr., a native Vermonter, who is one of Vermont's foremost naturalists and woodcarvers. Additional birds have been carved by Ingrid Rhind and Dick Allen. New carvings are added as we expand exhibits each year. The mural backgrounds to both Fall and Spring Migration Dioramas, as well as several other murals throughout the museum, were painted by Vermont artist Libby Davidson.

Several picnic spots with tables are available at the Museum, just outside the front door and at a nearby pond, a short walk away. Each year between 4000-5000 adults and children visit the Museum. Audubon Vermont is located just down the road from the Museum, convenient for combined visits.

Curious what we’re up to right now? Take a quick virtual visit here on our site, read our blog, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Interests (Optional)
  • Volunteering
  • Events
  • Birding, Bird news
  • Wood (and sometimes soap) carving

Current Openings

The Birds of Vermont Museum welcomes (and needs) Volunteers and Interns!

  • Education Intern: Assist museum staff with visitors, school groups, exhibits, trails, and education support. Rolling start dates. Great for students in environmental education, museum programs, arts, and ornithology.
    Full description: PDF
    More about interning with us: Internship page
  • Communications Intern: Assist museum staff in outreach, press releases, newsletter, and event and membership tasks. Rolling start dates. Ideal for those interested in development, nonprofits, graphics arts, social media, and journalism.
    Full description: PDF
    More about interning with us: Internship page
  • Volunteer: From feathers to files, we have something for every age and skill set. We have opportunities indoors and out, with people and behind-the-scenes. Whether you can help out once a year, every day, or in between, we welcome you. Call us!
    More about volunteering with us: Volunteer page

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900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462 ~~ (802) 434-2167 ~~ E-mail