Birding Photo: Camilla Cerea
Birding Photo: Camilla Cerea


UVM Students Seeking Birding Buddies

University of Vermont “Birding to Change the World” students need your expertise and guidance.

Are you a birder? Would you like to share your knowledge and curiosity about birds? UVM’s “Birding to Change the World” students need birding buddies this fall.  (Click here to sign up to become a Birding Buddy.)

We are asking birding buddies to go birding together (either virtually or masked and socially distanced) three times this semester. Everyone’s safety during COVID is our highest priority, so we understand that how you connect with your birding buddy might change as the pandemic shifts this fall.   

UVM’s Birding to Change the World students usually work one-on-one with Burlington elementary students to explore birding in their own neighborhood. This fall the UVM students will be designing place-based nature lessons that the kids will enjoy outdoors with their classroom teachers – but the UVM students will be unable to connect with the kids in person. Audubon’s Birding Buddies program will create the opportunity for UVM students to experience a birding mentorship relationship this fall.  

Click here to sign up to become a Birding Buddy. 

More details: 

  • Go birding 3 times (either virtual or masked and socially distanced) this semester. 

  • UVM students are scheduled to leave campus before Thanksgiving this semester.  

  • For in-person COVID-safe birding, please answer these health questions within 24 hours of your birding outing: Audubon Vermont COVID-19 Questionnaire 

  • Options for Virtual Birding:  

  • Share a Facetime call outside while birding 

  • Connect over the phone to discuss how you became a birder and how you bird 

  • Bird out your window(s) at a birdfeeder 

  • Explore online birding resources online together 

Questions? Contact Gwendolyn Causer at

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