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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.
Saturday, January 20th Winter Waterfowl Day Trip Lake Champlain
Saturday, March 31st Boreal Birds in the Northeast Kingdom 
We'll take a day trip to the Northeast Kingdom's Moose Bog to try our luck at finding birds unique to boreal forests in that region - the Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, and Black-backed Woodpecker. Driving the roads near the Wenlock Wildlife Management area and Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge by van, we'll stop at various habitats for short easy walks along roads, or scope open areas and bogs.

Sunday, June 3nd 7:30 am to Noon Spring Migration Birding
This half-day trip will take us to a number of hot spots in Franklin County including Aldis Hill, the St. Albans Town Forest, and Mills River Falls Natural Area. Warblers, flycatchers and other songbirds will fill our list!

Saturday, July 28 7:30 am to Noon Grassland Bird Trip
This half-day trip will take us to a number of hotspots in Franklin County in search of Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks and Vesper Sparrows. Half-day trip.

Saturday, September 22nd 8 am to 4 pm Hawk Watching at Mt. Philo
Enjoy a full day of birding as we head south to one of the best places in Vermont to watch a variety of species of hawks migrate.
Mount Philo holds the record for the mosk hawks seen in one day in Vermont at 3,688!

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"!

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Spring Migration Birding Trip 
16 and up  N/A  Su  06/03/2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$20.00 R, $30.00 NR
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Grasslands Bird Trip 
16 and up  N/A  Sa  07/28/2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$25.00 R, $35.00 NR
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Hawk Watch at Mount Philo 
18 and up  N/A  Sa  09/22/2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$35.00 R, $46.00 NR
Full Day Trip
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