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Audubon Bird and Barn Festival

A celebration of birds and the grand re-opening of our renovated Education Barn.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm Eastern Huntington, Vermont

Location Details

Sugarhouse Field

214 Main Road, Huntington, 05462

Early-bird events happening before 10 am. Visit each event's details for more info and registration (links below).

Please park in the Sugarhouse Parking Area. Overflow parking available in the adjacent fields. 

If you follow your GPS to Audubon Vermont you will go too far and be unable to find us. Click here for driving directions! 

Audubon Bird and Barn Festival

September 25, 2021 - Huntington, VT

We are asking people to register for this event to help us plan for the event. Some special events require advance registration to hold your spot. Check the event listings for more details/links.
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Audubon Bird & Barn Festival Schedule

Fun for the whole family. Bird walks, live birds, bird banding, face painting, ice cream for sale, naturalist-led walks, bird sculpture carving, scavenger hunts, art projects and more! Plan to spend a couple of hours or the entire day. Our newly renovated Education Barn will be open for viewing. There will be a rolling slideshow of the renovation and select images from National Audubon's 2018 Photography Awards show on display.

Dress for the weather as this celebration will happen rain or shine. Please leave your dogs at home. 
Click here to download our Audubon Bird & Barn Festival Schedule of Events.

Register in advance for these special events:

Embracing Autumn Birding

An Audubon Vermont Fundraiser at the Audubon Bird and Barn Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021
8:00am - 9:30am

Join Bird Diva, Bridget Butler on a fall outing to celebrate birds and fall migration. Autumn birding is full of surprises from young birds testing out their wings to birds on the move during migration. Bridget will share some practices to help you fine-tune how you observe birds during this season and help you prepare for the ebbs and flows of fall migration. We'll be birding the trails on the lower part of the property that explore the fields and the sugarbush.

This outing is appropriate for birders from beginner to advanced, everyone is welcome! Binoculars will be available to borrow. 

This program will be limited to 15 participants. Click here to learn more and register.

Birding at the Audubon Bird and Barn Festival

A birding event for all abilities at the Audubon Bird and Barn Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021
8:00am - 9:30am 

Join local birder, Ali Wagner on a free autumn birding outing focused on fall migration. The trails of the Green Mountain Audubon Center offer a wonderful diversity of habitats in a small space, offering a little something different for all kinds of birds. We will explore at the ponds, the sugarbush, the fields, and the river. We will use both sight and sound to witness our avian neighbors, observing their behavior as they either embark upon their migration journey or prepare for the changing of the seasons in Vermont. 

This outing is appropriate for birders from beginner to advanced, everyone is welcome! Binoculars will be available to borrow. 

This program will be limited to 15 participants. Click here to learn more and register.

Bird-Friendly Maple Sugarbush Exploration

A birding conservation event for all abilities at the Audubon Bird and Barn Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Do you love the taste of maple syrup?  Enjoy hearing the songs of birds in the woods?

Join Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont Conservation Biologist, for an interactive exploration of Audubon Vermont’s Bird-Friendly Maple sugarbush. There will be the opportunity to purchase Audubon’s wood-fired, maple syrup produced in our bird-friendly sugarbush. Please bring cash if you’re planning to go home with some syrup!

This outing is appropriate for birders from beginner to advanced, everyone is welcome! Binoculars will be available to borrow.

This program will be limited to 20 participants. Click here to learn more and register.

COVID Safety: We are committed to our community's health & safety.  

We have developed safety protocols for our Audubon Center and our programs based on guidance from the Vermont State Health Department and the CDC. Given the rapidly changing situation with the highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant, Audubon Vermont is currently requiring all visitors to our Center to wear a mask when indoors. Masks are not required outdoors when people can be socially distanced, however they are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated. Please bring a mask to this event. If you do not have one, please reach out to staff and we will provide one for you.  Please see the Covid Data Tracker for more information about Covid-19 transmission rates by county in Vermont.  

We understand that some people - even those who are vaccinated, or those who have health concerns, or those who might just feel more comfortable - may choose to continue to wear a mask even when outdoors and distanced. We wholeheartedly support their decision and ask all program participants to be respectful of their choice. We recognize that the decision to wear a mask and comfort levels could change for individuals, even over the course of an event. Program participants should feel comfortable to ask others to physically distance. 

Please do not attend if you are sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 14 days, or if you have had contact with any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.  

We will be collecting COVID-19 contact tracing information from everyone when you register for the event. This information will be kept confidential and will be used only for COVID-19 tracing or to contact you should the event need to be cancelled or rescheduled.  

This event is generously sponsored by Main Street Landing. Thanks for your support!

Main Street Landing

Photo: Black-and-white Warbler. Credit: Matt Pimm/Audubon Photography Awards

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