2021 Spring Bird Walks – Protocol change

Posted on Monday 3 May 2021

Hermit Thrush – Vermont State Bird – Photograph by John Predom

In response to changes in the Vermont and CDC guidance with respect to outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mad Birders are changing their protocols for our Spring Bird Walks as follows:

Vaccination is no longer required. However, masks must be worn. This is in recognition of the fact that during group birding it is often quite difficult to maintain social distancing. Our walks are free and open to the public. We hope you will join us. The walk schedule is set forth below:

All walks will begin at 8am and will last 1.5 – 2 hours except for the walks on May 22nd, June 12th, and June 26th, which have an earlier start time and may also last longer. Waterproof footwear and/or hiking boots are advised. Bring binoculars, water and insect repellent.

Walk Schedule

Saturday, May 8 –  Knoll Farm-Nancy -700 Bragg Hill Road Fayston

Saturday, May 15 – Geiger Property-Jeannie  – Park on the left 2 miles
up Center Fayston Rd from Route 100 .

Saturday, May 22 – Camel’s Hump Forest-Ali – Meet at Shaw’s in
Waitsfield at 7:30 AM.  Parking is very limited.

Saturday, May 29 – Freeman Hill-Jeannie – Meet at the cemetery on the
right 1/2 mile up Freeman Hill Rd in Moretown

Saturday, June 5 –   Sainsburys-Scott – 75 Bridge Rd, Moretown

Saturday, June 12 – Parker’s in Granville-Pat and Remy – Meet at Pat’s
(3681 E. Warren Rd at 7:30 AM).

Saturday, June 19 – Boyce Hill Town Forest-Lisa – End of Boyce Road Fayston

Saturday, June 26 – Spencers in South Duxbury-Pat – Meet at Harwood
High School lower parking lot (on Route 100)  at 7:45 AM

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