May
19
7:30 AM07:30

A Birdathon Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 7:30 A.M.

Location: Mount Philo State Park, Charlotte, VT

Leaders: The GMAS Birding Team

Join the members of the GMAS for our annual Birdathon bird walk at Mount Philo. This event is our one and only fundraiser held during the year. All donations are appreciated. We will meet in the parking lot at the base of the mountain and walk to the summit counting birds along the way.

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May
12
7:30 AM07:30

A Warbler Walk in Waterbury

A Warbler Walk in Waterbury

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 A.M.
Location: Little River State Park, Waterbury, VT
Leaders: Josh Lincoln and Tom Jiamachello

Little River State Park is an underappreciated hotspot for migrating warblers in May. Join the members of the GMAS as we walk through the park counting warblers and other migratory birds along the way

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance by responding to this e-mail.

To get there take route 89 to the Waterbury/Stowe exit. Turn south on route 100 toward Waterbury, then turn west onto route 2. About 1 1/2 miles from this point look for Little River Road. Turn north on Little River Road. The parking area is about 2 1/2 miles from the turn onto Little River Road. Park at the Waterbury dam fishing access near the entrance gate. Do not drive into the park. The park is opening on May 19 and a fee will be charged if you enter there.

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May
10
6:30 PM18:30

There and Back Again: Migration Patterns of Winged Warblers

Speakers: Mark LaBarr and Margaret Fowle
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Hinesburg Town Hall, Hinesburg, VT

The Data Are Back! In summer 2016, Audubon biologists placed geolocator backpacks on Blue and Golden-winged Warblers in the Champlain Valley. Light level geolocators allow biologists to track birds throughout their migration. In summer 2017, they recaptured some of these birds after a full season of migration . Now, one year later the data have been downloaded and interpreted and we’ll get to hear first-hand what these elusive warblers have been up to.

Join Audubon Vermont’s Mark LaBarr and Margaret Fowle for a discussion of migration and wintering locations of Golden and Blue-winged warblers fitted with geolocators in the Champlain Valley.

This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site. 

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Butterflies for Birders

 

Speaker: Bryan Pfeiffer

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Richmond Free Library, Bridge St., Richmond, VT
 

Long before birds showed up on Planet Earth, insects were already on the wing. They invented flight. Four hundred millions years later, butterfly diversity puts bird diversity to shame. Name a color or pattern or behavior — you’ll find it expressed in these gossamer insects. And it all plays out at your feet. In this program, Bryan Pfeiffer brings you the skills for discovering and enjoying butterflies (with a brief detour to moths, which are about 20 times more diverse than butterflies).

This program is free and open to the public. The Richmond Free Library is located on Bridge St. in Richmond. Free parking is available on site.

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Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

Missisquoi Monitoring Walk

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Black Creek/Maquam Bay trail, Swanton, VT

Leaders: Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti

Join the Friends of Missisquoi NWR for their monthly monitoring walk. Please register in advance for this event by sending an e-mail to us.

 

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Mar
24
8:30 AM08:30

Come to the Causeway

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 8:30 A.M.

Location: Colchester Causeway parking lot, Colchester, VT

Leader: Bruce MacPherson

Join us for a walk on the Colchester Causeway. We expect to see a variety of ducks, geese, and possibly a Snowy Owl. Please register in advance for this event.

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Uganda Primate Safari

Speaker: Mark Paul, GMAS Board member and wildlife videographer

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Dorothy Alling Library, Williston, VT

Recently Mark Paul participated in a safari in Uganda, accompanied by world class photographer, Mark Sisson and 11 other wildlife photographers. In this program Mark will show us his pictures, tell a few stories, and discuss the finer points of wildlife photography. Join us for this entertaining and instructive program.

This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site.

 

 

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