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Our youth team members tallied an impressive number of life birds! None of
them had birding the New England coast in the winter and they racked up over
20 lifers each. We'll have to go back next year though to pick up a King
Eider!
Cheers, Chip

Chip Darmstadt
Executive Director
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-229-6206
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-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Larry Clarfeld
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Superbowl of Birding

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
at: http://northbranchnaturecenter.blogspot.com/

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,
Larry

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

www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org
(802) 229-6206
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