Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Mar
16
Fri
Owl Prowl @ Stephen J. Young Marsh
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join refuge volunteers and Friends Board members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for an evening walk to watch and listen for some of our resident birds who operate during the night shift.

The owl prowl is on Friday evening, March 16, 2018 from 7 PM until 9 PM and will start at the Stephen Young Marsh Trail area. Meet at the parking lot for the trail located on Tabor Rd about one mile past the refuge Visitor Center. Look for roadside signage “Refuge Trails Parking.”

Dress appropriately and bring a low intensity flashlight with you.

Please call 802-868-4781 to register for this activity.

Mar
17
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Mar 17 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Railroad Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the Stephen Young Marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Apr
21
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trails
Apr 21 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Maquam/Black Creek Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2-1/2 miles west of Swanton Village.

Hope to see you there!

May
19
Sat
International Migratory Bird Day & Open House @ Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
May 19 @ 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Refuge will celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

Please check back closer to the event date for more information.

Jun
9
Sat
Birding at Eagle Point @ Eagle Point Unit, Derby VT
Jun 9 @ 8:00 AM
Join the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Inc. along with the Memphremagog Watershed Association for a morning of birding and exploration at the Eagle Point Unit.
 
Eagle Point, a 420 acre tract of property on the shore of Lake Memphramegog near the town of Newport, became part of the Missisquoi NWR in 2010. The Eagle Point property consists of a mix of upland and wetland habitats including northern hardwood forest, hemlock seepage forest, managed grassland, and a diverse wetland complex formed around Hall’s Creek.
 
Note: there are no facilities on the property.
 
This walk will be led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti.
 
• From East Main Street in Newport (VT5) turn left on Sias Avenue (heading north) – .6miles
• Sias Avenue turns into Darling Hill Road – 1.6mi
• Continue straight on North Derby Road – 2.1mi
• At the end, make a left onto Eagle Point Farm Road (T-17) and follow to Eagle Point WMA – 1.4 mi
Jun
16
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Jun 16 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Railroad Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the Stephen Young Marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
21
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trails
Jul 21 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Maquam/Black Creek Trail on Saturday January 20th from 8 AM until 10 AM.

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.

Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2-1/2 miles west of Swanton Village.

After 92 months of walks we have observed 150 species.  Hope to see you there!

Sep
15
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Stephen Young Marsh Trail
Sep 15 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Stephen Young Marsh Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Oct
20
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Oct 20 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Railroad Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the Stephen Young Marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Nov
17
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trails
Nov 17 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Maquam/Black Creek Trail on Saturday November 17th from 8 AM until 10 AM.

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2-1/2 miles west of Swanton Village.

After 91 months of walks we have observed 147 species.  Hope to see you there!