The Mad Birders are preparing to participate in the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Join us in the fun starting with a planning pot luck supper at 6PM on November 29th in Waitsfield. Our count will be held on Friday December 14th from 8am until 4pm in Waitsfield, Fayston, Moretown, Warren, Duxbury and Northfield; followed [...]
Meet at Lareau Swimming Hole parking lot (just south of Featherbed Inn on Route 100) at 7:30 AM for a 1/2 mile walk on Austin Walk on Mad River Path along the river. This is an open area that crosses Chase Brook and follows the Mad River north.
Mad Birders will meet at Riverside Park (just south of Kingsbury Bridge and Golden Lion Inn and across from Sugarbush Access Rd in Warren) on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 AM to explore the Mad River Path’s new Clay Brook Bridge, then cross Rte 100 to Sugarbush Snowmaking Pond and back. Come join us.
Fred and Chris Pratt (Team Pipit) often make a trip to beautiful Monhegan Island off of the coast of Maine in late September. This year they are again extending an invitation for Mad Birders to join them. The island is a stopping point for migrants heading south; many warblers are typically seen. The island is a [...]
Meet at Shaws in Waitsfield at 7:30 AM to carpool to Granville Gulf to do a second 2011 bird survey at the Parker property. This will be a 3-4 hour trip. Wear long pants and waterproof footwear, bring water and insect repellent. This is the fourth year we’ve birded this beautiful wooded area. Remy Lary from [...]
Mad Birders will meet at Shaw’s in Waitsfield at 7 PM to carpool to the top of Rte 17. We will walk around the pond just west of the summit to look for nesting species, then explore the area near the summit for Swainson’s Thrush and other evening songsters. Wear your muck boots, be prepared to [...]
Mad Birders will do a walk on the West Greenway section of the Mad River Path. Meet at the Meadow Rd parking lot (north of Waitsfield Village near Small Dog Electronics) at 8:00 AM . This is part of Vermont Festival of Great Outdoors (http://www.vtoutdoorsfest.com/events/). Birders of all abilities are welcome.
What is a Big Sit? It is a 17 foot circle – birders sit and keep track of birds seen or heard for a period of time. Come, meet Mad Birders at Big Picture parking lot any time from 7:00 AM until 5 :00 PM. This is part of the Vermont Festival of Great Outdoors (http://www.vtoutdoorsfest.com/events/), everyone welcome.
Bernd Heinrich, a UVM researcher and author of many books on crows and ravens, will speak at Warren Library on Saturday, June 11 at 4 PM. The event is free, open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.
Friends of Missisquoi NWR Board Members, Ken Copenhaver and Bridget Butler, lead these walks on the third Saturday of every month. After the walk, Mad Birders will explore other Franklin County hotspots, including Franklin County Airport. Bring lunch. NOTE: We will meet at Shaw’s in Waitsfield at 6:15 AM to carpool, arriving at Missisquoi by [...]