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Slow Birding Outing

February 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

A person facing away from the viewer looks through binoculars. The person is wearing a purple winter coat, blue knit hat, dark mittens and a light-colored scarf. It is daytime, and appears to be sunny and winter. The person is forest facing a hillside.

Register at https://www.birddiva.com/online-courses/slow-birding-outing-birds-of-vermont-museum

Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a Slow Birding Outing that will offer up a mindful approach to birding that will connect you with birds, the land, and yourself. Bridget will lead you on an outcome-free outing that will focus on getting to know birds beyond their identification and building a personal Slow Birding practice.

During an outing, we’ll start by getting to know who’s on the landscape that particular day and practice sharing our observations as a group in a way that uplifts each participant no matter their level of knowledge or experience birding. Next, we’ll settle into a sit spot session with prompts that Bridget will offer the group to use. We’ll wrap up by coming back together and sharing our observations, feelings, and wonderings with the whole group. This will be the general flow for each monthly outing with some variation depending on site, weather, and whatever might present itself.

Participants should dress for the weather and at least 30 minutes sitting in place. Consider bringing a portable chair, journal, hot beverage or water, binoculars, and whatever will make you most comfortable sitting in place. Bridget will have binoculars and portable chairs for participants to borrow. Each session will last between 2 and 3 hours to allow for the group experience to flow naturally.

Bridget will strive to make each outing as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility needs, please let her know in the registration form and she’ll do her best to accommodate you. Birding is for everyone and Slow Birding is meant to be accessible to all!

Group size is limited to 15 participants.
Sliding scale offered: $20/$30/$35
register at https://www.birddiva.com/online-courses/slow-birding-outing-birds-of-vermont-museum

Sunday, February 19th
10 am – 12:30 pm
Sliding scale: $20/$30/$35

Further details

To kick off this new series of outings for 2023, we’ll be at the Birds of Vermont Museum to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the lovely bird feeding station just outside their windows! This session will focus on building a winter Slow Birding practice and offer ways to bring your sit spot inside for the colder months or those days you just can’t get outside.

We’ll start with a short wander outdoors to see who’s around and then venture back inside for warm drinks and a sit spot session by the bird feeder windows.

Participants will have the choice to be inside or outside during the sit spot portion as there are some great outdoor spots near the feeders to observe from as well. We’ll make disabled parking available and assist any participants with mobility challenges who would like to attend this session; please use the registration form to let us know how we can help.


February 19, 2023
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Bridget Butler
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