Join us as the sap begins to flow and the ground begins to thaw. We might see some early-returning migratory birds, and will certainly notice some different behavior from our winter resident birds.
Following our regular monitor route, we will search for birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center. This is a great opportunity to build your experience using binoculars and listening to bird song. We will identify the birds we see or hear, and record counts of their population numbers.
The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. Explore bird sightings from Audubon Vermont's Green Mountain Audubon Center.
We typically finish our monitoring route by about 10 am, but you can leave earlier if necessary.
This program is free and open to the public. No registration needed. Donations to support our education and conservation work are appreciated.
Regarding the weather: Normally with light snow/rain forecasted, we will go ahead with the walk. If strong winds or heavy snow/rain are expected, we will reschedule the walk. Please check our website if in doubt about the weather. We'll post an update if we need to reschedule/cancel. Please check our website, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.
Trail/accessibility information: Our walk will be at a slow (birding) pace and will cover approximately 1.5 miles. The trail is unpaved and there are two short sections of stairs on the route. Wheelchair-accessible bathroom facilities are located in the office, our meeting place. If you require accommodations or have questions about accessibility, please contact Audubon Vermont at 802-434-3068.
Pine Siskin Photo: Joanie Christian/Great Backyard Bird Count