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ATTENTION ALL BIRDERS!
>
>Early registration deadline has been extended for the upcoming 
>VERMONT-NEW
>HAMPSHIRE BIRDERS' CONFERENCE.  This informative and entertaining 
>gathering of birders is sponsored by the Vermont Institute of Natural 
>Science (VINS) and New Hampshire Audubon (NHA).
>
>WHERE: the beautiful Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT (just off I-91 in
>the Connecticut River Valley, about 20 miles north of White River
Junction)
>
>WHEN: Saturday, October 15th, with field trips on the 16th
>
>PROGRAM: a varied mix of talks and workshops featuring New England 
>birds,
>for all levels of birding expertise.  Field trips will be offered on 
>Sunday the 16th for those who want to encounter some of northern New 
>England's specialties.
>
>Learn from and interact with fellow birders!  Speakers will present a
>diverse array of topics on New England birds.  They include:
>
>Steve Kress.  Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from Puffins and 
>Terns.
>
>Steve Mirick and Iain MacLeod.  Documenting Rare Birds in a Digital 
>Age:
>the Use of Digiscoping and Digital Video
>
>Bryan Pfeiffer. Becoming a Better Birder: a Workshop for Beginners and
>Intermediates
>
>Chris Martin. Peregrine Falcon and Osprey Recovery in NH
>
>Eric Hanson. A 30-year Success Story: the Recovery of Common Loons in 
>VT
>and NH
>
>Kent MacFarland and Chris Rimmer. New Insights on a Rare and Enigmatic
>Species: Bicknell's Thrush
>
>And many more.  Check out the full program at
>http://www.nhaudubon.org/nhvtconf/nhvtconf.htm.
>
>FIELD TRIPS: on Sunday Oct. 16, we are organizing field trips for those
>who wish to see some northern specialties - the spectacle of thousands
of 
>Snow Geese at Lake Champlain; boreal species of the northern forests;
some 
>local "hotspots" in our own Connecticut River Valley.  Combine a day of

>great birding with foliage-peeping!
>
>VENDORS: birding equipment manufacturers, retailers, and book vendors 
>will
>also be present. Compare binoculars, scope out the scopes, and buy that

>essential book for your birding library.
>
>The cost of participation for the all-day Saturday event will be $75 
>(if
>registered by September 30) or $95 (after September 30). Students are
$55 
>or $75 and members of VINS and NHA $65 or $85. These costs include
lunch 
>and snacks. Field trips: $20/person, $10 for those under 18.
>
>Don't miss this memorable event!  Register at (603) 668-2045 or at
>https://www.nhaudubon.org/nhvtconf/nhvtconf-form.htm. We hope to see
you 
>at Lake Morey.  Tell your birding friends!
 
 
 
 
 
Hector Galbraith PhD
Galbraith Environmental Sciences LLC
837 Camp Arden Rd., Dummerston, VT05301
802 365 9119 (phone)