ATTENTION ALL BIRDERS!
>Early registration deadline has been extended for the upcoming
>HAMPSHIRE BIRDERS' CONFERENCE. This informative and entertaining
>gathering of birders is sponsored by the Vermont Institute of Natural
>Science (VINS) and New Hampshire Audubon (NHA).
>WHERE: the beautiful Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT (just off I-91 in
>the Connecticut River Valley, about 20 miles north of White River
>WHEN: Saturday, October 15th, with field trips on the 16th
>PROGRAM: a varied mix of talks and workshops featuring New England
>for all levels of birding expertise. Field trips will be offered on
>Sunday the 16th for those who want to encounter some of northern New
>Learn from and interact with fellow birders! Speakers will present a
>diverse array of topics on New England birds. They include:
>Steve Kress. Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from Puffins and
>Steve Mirick and Iain MacLeod. Documenting Rare Birds in a Digital
>the Use of Digiscoping and Digital Video
>Bryan Pfeiffer. Becoming a Better Birder: a Workshop for Beginners and
>Chris Martin. Peregrine Falcon and Osprey Recovery in NH
>Eric Hanson. A 30-year Success Story: the Recovery of Common Loons in
>Kent MacFarland and Chris Rimmer. New Insights on a Rare and Enigmatic
>Species: Bicknell's Thrush
>And many more. Check out the full program at
>FIELD TRIPS: on Sunday Oct. 16, we are organizing field trips for those
>who wish to see some northern specialties - the spectacle of thousands
>Snow Geese at Lake Champlain; boreal species of the northern forests;
>local "hotspots" in our own Connecticut River Valley. Combine a day of
>great birding with foliage-peeping!
>VENDORS: birding equipment manufacturers, retailers, and book vendors
>also be present. Compare binoculars, scope out the scopes, and buy that
>essential book for your birding library.
>The cost of participation for the all-day Saturday event will be $75
>registered by September 30) or $95 (after September 30). Students are
>or $75 and members of VINS and NHA $65 or $85. These costs include
>and snacks. Field trips: $20/person, $10 for those under 18.
>Don't miss this memorable event! Register at (603) 668-2045 or at
>https://www.nhaudubon.org/nhvtconf/nhvtconf-form.htm. We hope to see
>at Lake Morey. Tell your birding friends!
Hector Galbraith PhD
Galbraith Environmental Sciences LLC
837 Camp Arden Rd., Dummerston, VT05301
802 365 9119 (phone)