Every fall thousands of migratory songbirds, including the Hermit Thrush, our state bird, make their way south to warmer winter grounds. The Pratt Refuge in Duxbury is a birding hotspot and stopover for many of these migratory birds. Fred Pratt, a generous bird enthusiast, recently gave the refuge to the Vermont Land Trust along with 40 years of bird data. With the gift, Fred asked us to host an annual bird walk in memory of his late wife and fellow birder Chris. 

Veteran birders will lead three different groups on a guided walk where we’ll identify birds by sight and sound. 

Trip Leaders

  • Ali Wagner, Mad Birders
  • Lisa Koitzsch, Mad Birders
  • Pat Folsom, Mad Birders
  • Bob Heiser, Project Director, Vermont Land Trust 

This event is perfect for birders of all abilities. More advanced birders are also welcome to attend as this is an eBird hotspot and excellent fall migration location.   

Due to limited parking, we are offering spots at this event per car instead of per individual. If you register your car, we highly encourage you to invite others to carpool with you.

The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.