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Join Bird Diva, Bridget Butler for monthly bird excursions this fall and winter!  We'll tour various birding hot-spots by van and take advantage of seasonal bird phenomenon. Each day trip will take you to a new location where we'll take short, easy walks to learn about snow geese, waterfowl, and boreal birds. Participants register for each session separately - so you can pick and choose which dates work for you.  Attend one or all!  You'll meet a great bunch of people while enjoying the outdoors.

Waterfowl of Lake Champlain - Sunday, January 27th 8am-5pm
A day trip to cruise Lake Champlain for winter waterfowl and bald eagles.  We'll head south to the broader part of the lake to look for wintering ducks and gulls, while scanning roadsides and fields
for Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs and more!  During this trip we'll be in and out of the van with limited walking.
Sunday, March 31st   8am-5pm
This year we'll switch it up and head to Victory Bog Important Bird Area, another boreal bird hotspot!  We'll be on the lookout for birds like the Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, and Black-backed Woodpecker.  We'll stop at various spots for short easy walks along roads and trails.

All trips meet at the Barlow Street Community Center and the van will depart from there. 
Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. We will make a stop for food, however, you should bring some food and plenty of water. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.

About the Bird Diva
Bridget Butler, A.K.A The Bird Diva, has been a teacher/naturalist for more than 20 years working throughout New England. She has worked for the Audubon Society in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, for ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center as their Conservation Education Specialist, for WPTZ NewsChannel Five as an environmental reporter, as well as Jay Peak Resort as a snowshoe tour guide and professional ski/snowboard instructor. Bridget currently appears on WCAX Local Vermont News covering nature and the environment and joins Jane Lindholm on Vermont Edition twice a year for the Annual Bird Show. As the Bird Diva, she feels it important that birders use their passion for birds to make a difference by helping to protect habitat for birds and other wildlife. Bridget hosts a website at and through Twitter, using social media to inspire stewardship. She does not have a "favorite" bird, although she considers the Nashville Warbler "hot"!

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NEK Boreal Bird Trip 3/31/19 
18 and up  N/A  Su  03/31/2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$35.00 R, $46.00 NR
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