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Bird Banding and Migratory Bird Habitat Tour with Vermont Land Trust and Audubon Vermont
Join Vermont Land Trust and Audubon Vermont at Nordic Farms in Charlotte to see birds up close, tour newly restored bird habitat, and learn how land trusts are helping migratory birds.
It’s prime migration time and we’ll begin with bird banding, where you’ll get to see birds like warblers, thrushes, or sparrows up close as they head south to their wintering grounds. We’ll outfit the birds with bands that let researchers track their populations.
We’ll also learn how the free eBird app lets citizen scientists (like you!) contribute to our knowledge of birds.
Then we’ll visit a 20-acre area where VLT and Audubon is improving habitat for shrubland birds and restoring wetland and stream areas. You’ll also get to meet representatives of local land trusts and conservation groups.
This free event is perfect for families, bird lovers, and anyone interested in learning how farms and land trusts can work together to protect birds.
What to expect
You can arrive any time between 8 and 9:30 to see bird banding.
The tour will leave from the parking area at 10 am. The tour will require one mile of walking on uneven ground.Depending on the number of questions attendees have, the we will end between 11:30 and noon.
We will be outdoors, with plenty of space, and will move some portions under cover in event of rain.
Mark LaBarr, Conservation Program Manager, Audubon Vermont
Allaire Diamond, Ecologist, Vermont Land Trust
This event will be hosted outdoors with physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required for participants who are unvaccinated, and optional for those who are vaccinated.
Given the nature of these tours in this moment, it may be difficult for speakers to project their voices adequately and for each participant to hear or see clearly with physical distancing in place. We will do our best and ask for your understanding. Other precautions may be required based on State and CDC guidance.
The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Please contact Allaire with questions and accommodation requests.