January Bird Monitoring Walk

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both! We share bird-friendly coffee afterwards, indoors at our viewing window.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

(Photo: Blue Jay outside our office window. Used by permission of the photographer.)

December Bird Monitoring Walk

Photo of Northern Cardinal (male)

Join fellow birders (and would-be birders) on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum’s property.

We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

November Bird Monitoring Walk

Blac-capped chickadee on stump

Join fellow birders (and would-be birders) on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum’s property.

We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

Nestlings Find Nature

Kid in field with mom, investigating something small

What are pollinators and where do they go in the fall?

We explore, analyze, conclude and make predictions about pollen, pollinators, and more through our observations and understanding. Crafts and activities too!

Ages 4 – 8
Included with admission
(Become a museum member and get free admission all year!)

the Big Sit!

several birders standing during a Big Sit event

The most relaxed birding around. And around and around …
How many birds can we identify from a 17-foot diameter circle?
Can we beat last year’s record? Join Team Loonatics and find out.

Free! Pledges and donations welcome. Snacks and coffee provided. Please bring your own binoculars.

Sign up to join us from Dawn to Dusk. Or just drop by.

For much more info, see http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/connect/bigsit/about.php
or our report from last year ( https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/ bwdsite/ connect/ bigsit/ bigsit-2018/ stats.php?find_type=circle&find=BOVM )

Nestlings Find Nature

Child holding swallowtail butterfly (pollinator) with two adults looking on.

What are pollinators and where do they go in the fall?

We explore, analyze, conclude and make predictions about pollen, pollinators, and more through our observations and understanding. Crafts and activities too!

Ages 4 – 8
Included with admission
(Become a museum member and get free admission all year!)

Through the Window: August 2019

teaching warblers
Teaching warblers: half of the set carved by Bob Spear.

Summer is nests and fledglings, flowers and pollinators, greens and golds and more. Young birds come to the feeders, squawk … and sometimes get ignored by their parents! Hummingbirds defend the feeders and the bee balm; some hawk moths get mistaken for hummingbirds. The forest canopy is thick and provides deep cover for the warblers and more. It’s a rich and beautiful time. Who needs a feeder, with so much to eat in the forest?

No one, really, but some come anyway:

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Through the Window: July 2019

Adult Common Grackle tends its juvenile while a Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks on.
Adult Common Grackle tends its juvenile while a Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks on.

By July, the birds get pretty busy with nestlings, fledglings, and juveniles.  A few juveniles of one kind of another come to the feeders, and fuss at their parents to keep on feeding them.

Here are the species seen at the feeders over the last month. Sometimes we can even tell when the bird is a juvenile!

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