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Birding at Eagle Point

 

Join the Friends of Missisquoi NWR along with the Memphremagog Watershed Association for a morning of birding and exploration at the Eagle Point Unit.

Saturday, June 11th at 8:00am

 
Eagle Point, a 420 acre tract of property on the shore of Lake Memphramegog near the town of Newport, became part of the Missisquoi NWR in 2010. The Eagle Point property consists of a mix of upland and wetland habitats including northern hardwood forest, hemlock seepage forest, managed grassland, and a diverse wetland complex formed around Hall’s Creek. 

Note: there are no facilities on the property. 

 

Directions

·      From East Main Street in Newport (VT5) turn left on Sias Avenue (heading north) - .6miles

·      Sias Avenue turns into Darling Hill Road – 1.6mi

·      Continue straight on North Derby Road – 2.1mi 

·      At the end, make a left Eagle Point Farm Road (T-17) and follow to Eagle Point WMA – 1.4 mi

 
Carpooling from points west

Those interested in carpooling have the following options:

Meet at 6:00am at the St. Albans Park and Ride 

Meet at 6:30am at the Enosburg Park and Ride

 
 
We are planning an optional afternoon of birding in the NEK for those interested in making a full day of the trip. 

 
***Please RSVP to Julie Filiberti ([log in to unmask]) or Ken Copenhaver ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)with your interest and transportation plans. We want to be sure to have your contact information in the case of cancellation or changes.