Hi Patti (& VTBirders),

Two mixed-aged teams of young and adult birders participated in the
Superbowl of Birding this past Saturday in Essex Co. MA.  The North Branch
Nature Center has sponsored youth birding teams for competitions since 1999
and this was our fifth time participating in the Superbowl.  These events
have been a really fun way to get together kids with a common interest in
birds and celebrate that love for birds together.

A full report is posted at NBNC's blog (link below) but the combined
species total from our two teams was 68 with nearly every team member
having a 'life bird' (or two, or twenty!).  A full species list is posted

Our next competition will be the World Series of Birding in Cape May Co.
NJ. on May 11.  Any teens interested in participating can contact me for
more info.

Good Birding,

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Patti Haynes <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi again birding friends,
> This weekend is the Superbowl of Birding which is centered around Plum
> Island, MA. For the past four years the North Branch Nature Center, located
> in Montpelier VT, has led a team of youth birders to compete in this
> exciting event. Once again, the North Branch Noddies, led by Chip Darmstadt
> and Larry Clarfeld, will be in the hunt. I'm sure you'll join me as we root
> for the VT HOME TEAM this year...  GO NODDIES!
> Good birding to ALL,
> Patti
> Moretown
> Proud member of the North Branch Nature Center

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
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