Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Feb
2
Thu
An Evening of Bird Tales @ Online / Zoom presentation
Feb 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

An Evening of Bird Tales poster

Bird Tales has become one of the Friends of Missisquoi NWR’s most popular events. Join us and find out why!

This year’s collection of avian stories will be coming from the staff of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. These dedicated scientists spend a considerable amount of time out in the forests and fields of Vermont so their personal bird tales will not want to be missed.

Click here to register.

Feb
18
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Black/Maquam Creek Trail
Feb 18 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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 18 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 past 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 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
8
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Mar 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar
18
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Jeep Trail
Mar 18 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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 18 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Jeep Trail.  Meet at the Louie’s Landing fishing access on Rte 78, about 3.5 miles past Swanton village. We will meet at the gate and drive in to the trailhead at Mac’s Bend.

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 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
15
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Stephen Young Marsh Trail
Apr 15 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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 15 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Stephen Young Marsh Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile past 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 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

May
10
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
May 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
May
20
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk/World Migratory Bird Day @ Stephen Young Marsh Trail
May 20 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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, May 20 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Stephen Young Marsh Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile past 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 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

–>Be sure to check the calendar for other World Migratory Bird Day events at the refuge!

Jun
17
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Jun 17 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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, June 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Old Railroad Passage Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile past 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 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

Jul
12
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jul 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jul
15
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Black/Maquam Creek Trail
Jul 15 @ 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 (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). 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, July 15 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 past 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 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

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