Calling all youth birders!
North Branch Nature Center is reaching out to all youth birders in an
effort to put together a team of young birders to represent Vermont at the
15th Annual Superbowl of Birding. The event, which hosted by Mass
Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, is a 12 hour period of birding with
the goal of finding as many species as possible within Rockingham County,
NH and/or Essex County, MA. Each species is weighted based on difficulty
and assigned points accordingly. For example: 1 point for Chickadees and 5
points for Dovekies. The team with the highest point tally wins. Over the
years, NBNC’s youth and young adult teams have tallied nearly 100 species,
including gems like King Eider, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl, and has won the
Newbie Award (given to the participant tallying the most life birds).
We would be leaving from the nature center in Montpelier at 4 p.m. Friday,
January the 26th and returning late the next night. We are asking a
fee of $160for
children 12 and under and $175 for anyone over the age of 12. This fee is
to cover the cost of the trip which includes a rental van, gas, entrance fee,
Please let me know if you would like to have your child join the team and
please pass this along to any young birders you may know! If you have any
questions, you can reach me at [log in to unmask] or by
calling the North Branch Nature Center at 802-229-6206 <(802)%20229-6206>.
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602