The drake Canvasback found yesterday during the Rutland Audubon field trip
was present this morning at Shelburne Bay amongst a large group of
goldeneye. Three gadwall were also intermingling with the raft.
A first-year Northern Shrike was actively flying about the field adjacent
to the parking lot. It eventually flew across the street and out of sight,
towards the ti-haul trail.
*Upcoming NBNC Field Trips*
*Lake Champlain Birding*
Saturday, January 18, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 members , $25 nonmembers
Come explore the wetlands, fields and water bodies of the Champlain Valley
for waterfowl and winter birds. We’ll seek out Rough-legged Hawks, winter
waterfowl, Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs, Short-eared Owls, and more.
*Vermont's Bird Atlas: A Story from 56,000 Observations*
Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Fee: $5 suggested donation
Over 300 Vermonters traversed fields and forests, marshes and mountains to
collect data for the Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas. *Rosalind Renfrew* will
share results from the state's largest inventory of bird life, with a focus
on changes in Vermont's bird communities during the last 30 years.
*Birding Cape May, NJ *
May 8-12, 2014
We've brought groups of young birders to Cape May for the World Series of
Birding since 1999, and now we've got a trip just for adults! Cape May
hosts some of the best birding on the east coast, with over 200+ species
possible on our trip. Click here to learn more.
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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