December Bird Monitoring Walk

Photo of Northern Cardinal (male)

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both!

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle. Face masks required inside the museum.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Free, suggested donation $5 – $10
Registration required.



Outdoors

Photo of Northern Cardinal.

November Bird Monitoring Walk

Ruffed Grouse in fall Crabapple tree

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both!

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle. Face masks required inside the museum.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Free, suggested donation $5 – $10
Registration required.




Outdoors

Photo of Ruffed Grouse in Crabapple. Photographed at the Museum by Museum staff.

October Bird Monitoring Walk

White-breasted Nuthatch © copyright Zac Cota-Weaver and used by permission.

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both!

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle. Face masks required inside the museum and recommended when within 6′ of each other.



Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills
Free, suggested donation $5 – $10
Registration required.

Outdoors

Photo of White-breasted Nuthatch © Zac Cota-Weaver and used by permission.

the Big Sit!

A Stanley brand 25' metal measuring tape; a pair of black binoculars; a bag of Birds and Beans coffee (scarlet tanager dark roast). All three item are line d up on a wooden railing, with green foliage behind them.

The most relaxed birding around. And around and around …

How many birds (and birdwatchers) can we identify from a 17-foot diameter circle between sunrise and sunset? Can we beat last year’s record? We’ve seen birds big and small, in night and day: from Kinglets to Great Blue Herons, Barred Owls to Turkey Vultures.

This is a great long-running community science project. Pledges and donations welcome:

We are observing from Dawn to Dusk. The Museum is open from 10am – 4pm. Masks required when inside the Museum.

Call or email to ask about joining the observation team.

For much more info, see https://www.thebigsit.org/ .

Check out the reports from previous years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (overall), 2021 (ours)

several birders standing during a Big Sit event
What is it? Birders focus during the Big Sit.

September Bird Monitoring Walk

Sparrow spp. © 2019 E. Talmage and used by permission

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both!

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Free, suggested donation $5 – $10
Click or tap to register.



Outdoors

Photo: Sparrow spp. © 2019 E. Talmage and used by permission.

August Bird Monitoring Walk

Yellow Warbler ©copyright Bob Johnson and used by permission

*** NOTE: the August Monitoring Walk has been moved to September 3rd (the first Saturday in September). We apologize for any inconvenience. ***

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both!

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Click or tap to register:

Outdoors

Photo: Photo of Yellow Warbler ©copyright Bob Johnson and used by permission.

July Bird Monitoring Walk

Unidentified hawk overhead against a brilliantly blue sky. Photo copyright Erin Talmage and used by permission.

Birders—current, experienced, newbie and would-be—welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow.

Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We recommend bringing tick repellent and a water bottle. We do wear masks when inside the museum.

Please click or tap the button to register in advance.


Max: 10 people • waitlist available

Free, suggested donation $5 – $10

If the walk fills, but there’s enough interest, we may be able to schedule more walks. Please email museum@birdsofvermont.org, or call (802) 434-2167 to discuss this.

Photo: Unidentified hawk overhead against a brilliantly blue sky. Photo copyright Erin Talmage and used by permission.

Early Birders Morning Walk

small songbird seen from underneath

Early summer mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by experienced birder Ali Wagner.

Who’s singing, calling, nesting, or flying around the Birds of Vermont Museum? Discover birds on an early morning ramble in the Museum’s forest and meadows. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Early mornings are often damp with dew and boots are definitely in order. Don’t forget bug spray/tick repellent!

Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Free (suggested donation: $5)
Pre-registration is required: click/tap the button below and select your preferred date. (If you want to sign up for more than one walk, you’ll need to do this for each date.)


or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-birder-morning-walks-june-registration-268504673707

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills
Masks required inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

Two people stand on a footbridge looking through binoculars; one is pointing at something out of frame. Trees with spring foliage can be seen behind them.

June Bird Monitoring Walk

Looking down on one (blue) Red-winged Blackbird egg in nest, with cattail stems surrounding and supporting nest. (copyright E. Talmage and used by permission)

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. Face masks required when we are within 6 feet of each other. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Tap or click to register

Free (suggested donation $5)
Max: 5 people

(Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March)

Photo: Single Red-winged Blackbird egg. Photo © copyright E. Talmage and used by permission.

Early Birders Morning Walk

chestnut sided warbler by Erin Talmage

Late spring mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by experienced birder Tom Jiamachello.

Who’s singing, calling, nesting, or flying around the Birds of Vermont Museum? Discover birds on an early morning ramble in the Museum’s forest and meadows. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Early mornings are often damp with dew and boots are definitely in order. Don’t forget bug spray/tick repellent!

Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Free (suggested donation: $5)
Pre-registration is required: click/tap the button below and select your preferred date. (If you want to sign up for more than one walk, you’ll need to do this for each date.)


or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-birder-morning-walks-june-registration-268504673707

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills
Masks required inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

Two people stand on a footbridge looking through binoculars; one is pointing at something out of frame. Trees with spring foliage can be seen behind them.