My Big Year: a book signing with author Fred Pratt

an elderly man in a blue plaid shirt looks away from the photographer, through binoculars, at a late-winter pond and trees

Fred Pratt will be at the Museum from 10 am to 2pm, signing copies of his new book, My Big Year: a search for birds and peace of mind.

Fred aimed to become the first birder to record 150 species in each of Vermont’s fourteen counties. This book covers the finale of his quest. There will be birds, occasional commentary and observations on life in Vermont and beyond, and deep connections with friends and family. As to his success: come to the museum, meet Fred himself, get your own copy, and find out.

No registration necessary.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Eastern Phoebe on a bare branch

Late spring 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.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Baltimore oriole from below: an orange and black songbird with a white belly, seen from below while perched on small tree branches. Seen from below against a bright blue sky.

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.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Eastern Phoebe (small gray and white songbird), holding nesting material while perched on thin twig. Photo copyright 2020 Morgan Barnes and used with permission.

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by birder Jacob Crawford.

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-may-registration-265315705417.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required if inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

The photo of the Eastern Phoebe holding nesting material is copyright © 2020 Morgan Barnes and used with permission.

May Bird Monitoring Walk

Birders in early spring, looking at trees that are not fully leafed out.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) are 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. Tick repellent and water bottles are recommended.

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

Face masks recommended inside the museum.
We go out the last Saturday of every month. Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Silhouette of thrush on a branch with green foliage in background.

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by experienced birders.

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-may-registration-265315705417.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required if inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

Early Birders Morning Walk

Museum members on a bird walk

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by experienced birders.

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-may-registration-265315705417.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required if inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

Early Birders Morning Walk

Photo of Catbird surrounded by green foliage. copyright J. Comeau and used by permission.

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. Join us for a walk led by experienced birders.

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-may-registration-265315705417.

Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required if inside the Museum. (We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions as we get closer to the date.)

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

April Bird Monitoring Walk

Photo: Fox Sparrow photographed by Erin Talmage, © 2019 and used by permission.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) are 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. Tick repellent and water bottles are recommended.

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

Face masks recommended inside the museum.
We go out the last Saturday of every month.. Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March

Photo: Fox Sparrow photographed by Erin Talmage, ©copyright  2019 and used by permission.