Date: 4/15/18 7:41 pm From: Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Join us as we monitor a variety of bird species at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.
This month's Bird Monitoring Walk will be on Saturday April 21, 2018 on the Black/Maquam Creek Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the refuge parking lot on Rte 78, about 2.5 miles west of Swanton village. If you have any questions, email me at <copenhvr...>
The walk this month is a joint walk with Green Mountain Audubon Society. The Friends of Missisquoi are pleased to welcome GMAS members and participants to the refuge!
The monthly walks gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. The information we gather is entered into the Vermont e-Bird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. These walks are appropriate for all levels of birders and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons. Led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti, Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge board members.
After 96 months of walks we have observed 151 species. Hope to see you there!
NOTE: As of yesterday, April 14, the trail was a bit soggy in places, but passable. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Although there haven't been any new flood warnings, if there would be flooding this week, the walk will be moved to the Stephen Young Marsh Trail, about 1 mile past the refuge Visitor Center on Tabor Rd.