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 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: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-birder-morning-walk-june-6-registration-154130302885 or click/tap the button below.


Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required when within 6′ of other people.

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

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: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-birder-morning-walk-may-23-registration-152572601759 or click/tap the button below.



Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required when within 6′ of other people.

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

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: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-birder-morning-walk-may-16-registration-152566210643 or click/tap the button below.



Max: 10 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Masks required when within 6′ of other people.

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

Moths in the Evening

Brown moth with one dark band across wings.

What’s small, cute, and comes out at night? Moths!*

Join Vermont Entomological Society naturalists and entomologists for a twilight walk to find out what attracts moths, what they do in the wild, and how they differ from butterflies.

Bring magnifying glasses and an insect net if you have one. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Led by Michael Sabourin of VES

Free! (Donations welcome)
Please register in advance:

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Meet in the parking lot of the Museum.
Masks required when within 6′ of other people.
(We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions  as we get closer to the date.)

If it is raining on the evening of the walk, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled.

Check out the Vermont Entomological Society site https://www.vermontinsects.org/ — gorgeous photos and information about the Society.

* p.s. Some moths come out in the day and aren’t small. Whether they are cute or not—well—that’s up to you!

Annual Butterfly and Bug Walk

Young Entomologist

Experience Vermont’s butterflies and other insects up close!

Join Vermont Entomological Society naturalists and entomologists for an exploratory stroll on the Birds of Vermont Museum grounds.

Bring binoculars, magnifying glasses, and an insect net if you have one. Pack a lunch if you would like to picnic after the walk. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Please register in advance:



Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Masks required when within 6′ of other people.
(We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions  as we get closer to the date.)

If it is raining on the day of the walk, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled.

Terrific for anyone interested in Vermont’s six-legged creatures.

Free! (Donations welcome)

Check out the Vermont Entomological Society site https://www.vermontinsects.org/ — gorgeous photos and information about the Society.

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.

Register in advance




Free (suggested donation $5)
Max: 5 people

If there’s enough interest, we may be able schedule more walks. Please email museum@birdsofvermont.org or call (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.

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!) 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.

Registration required. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-bird-monitoring-walk-tickets-150794369017 or click/tap this button:

Max: 5 people / 4 spaces left (waitlist available)

If there’s enough interest, we may be able schedule more walks. Please call or email museum@birdsofvermont.org or calling (802) 434-2167

Free, suggested donation $5-$10

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

Photo: Early Birders at the Birds of Vermont Museum

April Bird Monitoring Walk

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

Register in advance and get a confirmation by emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

Max: 5 people / FULL (waitlist available)

If there’s enough interest or a waitlist, we may be able schedule more walks. Please call or email.

Free, suggested donation $5

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

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