Sharpen your field skills Monday evening during the final installment in
my Better Birding lecture series in Montpelier. In "Dastardly Duos,"
I'll solve some of the classic bird identification problems. Greater
Scaup or Lesser Scaup? Ross's Goose or Snow Goose? Sharp-shinned Hawk or
Cooper's Hawk? But this will be more than a workshop on ducks, sparrows,
hawks, and other challenges. I'll also cover general field technique for
discovering and enjoying birds in new ways. Sometimes, it takes a
certain birding wisdom or presence before you can even see an
The presentation begins at 6:30pm on Monday, December 3, at First
Baptist Church of Montpelier. The fee is $10. A few more details are at:
The Better Birding series is sponsored by the Vermont Center for
Ecostudies, North Branch Nature Center, and Vermont Bird Tours.