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. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Max: 12 people
Suggested donation $10 – $15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/june-bird-monitoring-walk-6-29-2024 or call the museum at +1 802 434-2167

(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.

Through the Window: May 2024

Black and WHite Warbler, photographed by Hans Nedde; copyright © 2024 and used with permission. A small bird with black and white patterned plumage and a narrow pointed black beak. It has a black cap, white brow line, and white belly, as well as black-and-white sides, flanks, wings. It is perched on a twig, and the background is a mottled pale white-gray-green (as if out of focus).
Black and White Warbler. Photo © by Hans Nedde and used with permission.

We had a surprise visitor one day in May! This little fellow confused the Black-capped Chickadee by pulling fibers from a hanging plant basket that the chickadees often use (for the same purpose).

Many thanks to our intern Hans for the photo. Read on for a really incredible bird list this month!

May Bird List

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Artist Reception for “the Power of Perspective”

This year, we invited artists in all media to shift their usual perspective to show people something different, something wonderful about birds and their ways of being in the world.  The result is The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view. If you haven’t already visited our show, come discover the power of an eagle’s gaze, the imagination of a girl in flight, the physical and metaphysical roles of different birds, a wavelength-shift from our eyes to another’s, and much more.

Our low-key informal reception for our 2024 show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view will be in the afternoon of July 18. Several of the artists will be here are well.

Explore visual and written art at your own pace, meet creators, be inspired, ask questions, and browse through the book of artists’ statements. You are welcome to come early to the Museum and stay for the reception; come at the time of the reception; or just drop in part way through.

Included with Museum admission, but donations welcome. Please register! If we know how many people are coming , we can have enough refreshments, chairs, and so on.

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/reception-for-the-power-of-perspective-art-show-7-18-2024

Although the art is indoors, the reception will be generally outdoors, weather permitting.

Read more about the show elsewhere on our website.

May 2024 events

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

New ways of seeing and thinking about birds: our “Power of Perspective” community art show is open! Plus, we invite you to join birding walks, explore spring ephemerals, and consider wood carving this May at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

The Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The trails are open sunrise to sunset, every day. Libraries have passes, and admission is always free for members (https://birdsofvermont.org/membership/).

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Early Birders Morning Walk

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 summer mornings are terrific for birding. 

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: $10-$15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-30-6-30-2024 or call the museum at +1 802-434-2167

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

 

Early Birders Morning Walk

small songbird seen from underneath

Early summer mornings are terrific for birding. 

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: $10-$15

Register at  https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-23-6-23-2024 or call the museum at 802-434-2167.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

This typical view of a warbler is copyright © E. Talmage and used with permission.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Museum members on a bird walk

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. 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.

Suggested donation: $10-$15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-5-12-2024 or call 802 434-2167.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available

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

Early Birders Morning Walk

chestnut sided warbler by Erin Talmage

Late spring mornings are terrific for birding. 

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. This week, board members Mae and Bill Mayville lead the walk.

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: $10-$15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-16-6-16-2024 or call the museum at 802 433-2167

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Image of Chestnut-side Warbler copyright © E. Talmage and used with permission.