After a morning of 4 degrees and a forecast of a foot or more of snow, it is encouraging to see calendars of birding events popping up on local web sites. I took three local groups and put their outings on a Google Calendar which you can visit here.
The North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier has a wonderful series of bird walks that are free to members ($25 single/$50 family) or for $10 for non-members. Led by expert birders, they are low key and popular with skilled birders and beginners. They are on Fridays and Saturdays in April/May.
The MadBirders club in the Mad River Valley is a collection of avid birders who have a great schedule of events, ranging from the Valley floor to the top of Mount Ellen. The dues are only $15 a year for individuals/$20 for families, and they welcome newcomers.
Over in Huntington is the Birds of Vermont Museum, a must-see venue for any birder. They have a bird monitoring walk on their property the last Saturday of each month. The event is free but they ask that you pre-register by emailing museum@birdsofv
Are there other bird walks in April in Central Vermont that I’ve missed? Mention them in the comment section and I’ll add them to the calendar. Good birding.