Join us for our monthly Bird Monitoring Walk at Missisquoi National
This month's walk will be on Saturday January 19, 2019 on the Black/Maquam
Creek Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the refuge parking lot on Rte 78, about
2.5 miles west of Swanton village. If you have any questions, email me at
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The monthly walks gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their
abundance, and changes in populations. The information we gather is entered
into the Vermont e-Bird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology. These walks are appropriate for all levels of birders and
provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the
seasons. Led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti, Friends of Missisquoi
National Wildlife Refuge board members.
After 105 months of walks we have observed 158 species. Hope to see you
*--> NOTE government shutdown considerations: *During the shutdown, trails
at the refuge have been open, but parking lots are not being plowed. This
afternoon, the parking lot had very little snow on it and no vehicle would
have any trouble. However, if it would snow this week, it's possible that
the parking lot will not be usable. Our contingency plan is to park at the
large pull-off about 1 mile west of the trail parking lot. We will then
shuttle participants to the trail head.
For information on other refuge events, visit: http://friendsofmissisquoi.