Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Jan
22
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Jan 22 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

***Note that the walk has been rescheduled from January 15 to January 22 due to the cold temperatures and extreme windchill predicted for the 15th.***

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month. The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, January 15 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Old Railroad Passage Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile south of the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from Stephen Young Marsh. 

COVID Notice: We will be following Vermont state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor activities. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill and to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Feb
3
Thu
6th Annual “Bird Tales”
Feb 3 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

“Bird Tales” has become one of the Friends of Missisquoi NWR’s most popular events. Get set for the 6th Annual Evening of Bird Tales and find out why! This year’s collection of stories will be coming from a handful of excellent photographers of Vermont’s avian wonders. Join us as we hear just what goes into getting those shots to be proud of.

This program will be presented via Zoom.  Please click here (after January 1) to register for the program: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-bird-tales-tickets-215728458627

Feb
19
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Black/Maquam Creek Trail
Feb 19 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month. The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, February 19 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Black/Maquam Creek Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2.5 miles west of Swanton Village. 

COVID Notice: We will be following Vermont state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor activities. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill and to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Mar
9
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Mar 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar
19
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Jeep Trail
Mar 19 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month. The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, March 19 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Jeep Trail.  Meet at the Louie’s Landing parking lot on Rte 78, about 3.5 miles west of Swanton village. We will then drive back to Mac’s Bend to the trailhead. 

COVID Notice: We will be following Vermont state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor activities. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill and to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Apr
16
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Stephen Young Marsh Trail
Apr 16 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month. The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Stephen Young Marsh Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile south of the refuge Visitor Center. 

COVID Notice: We will be following Vermont state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor activities. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill and to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Apr
21
Thu
“Timberdoodles” Program
Apr 21 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

How well do you know the Timberdoodle? Join the Friends of Missisquoi and Green Mountain Audubon as we welcome University of Maine PhD student, Liam Berigan, to share the fascinating work he has been doing tracking the American Woodcock. In this informative presentation, Liam will cover the ecology of this forest-dwelling shorebird and then delve into the evolving understanding of woodcock migration. We will take a look at the migration patterns of some of Vermont’s tagged birds.

This program will be presented via Zoom.  Please click here (after March 1) to register for the program:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-timberdoodle-tickets-215742982067

May
11
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
May 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jul
13
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jul 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sep
14
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Sep 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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