For over a decade, North Branch Nature Center has sponsored youth teams at
the World Series of Birding (WSB), in New Jersey, and we are now recruiting
team members for this year's WSB, which will take place on May 9th.
Teams spend up to 24-hours looking and listening for every bird they can see
and hear in this mix of a friendly competition and a conservation
fundraiser. Participants are promised an enriching and educational
experience and the opportunity to promote bird conservation and support the
North Branch Nature Center.
Our youth team participated in the Superbowl of Birding in Massachusetts
(WSB's winter equivalent) in January, and saw 59 species of birds. Last year
at the WSB, we found 154 species! Who knows what surprises this year will
bring, but you’re likely to see birds like Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted
Chat, Blue Grosbeak and much more.
Regardless of your experience level, anyone is welcome to participate
(binoculars available for loan) and beginners are encouraged. Our team
members have represented every state in New England, and we hope to
represent our entire region again this year.
Please inquire early for more details about this exciting event and visit
www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org/youthbird.html Thanks, and I hope to hear
from you soon.
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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