Event Details

Spend the day with NBNC’s expert staff enjoying sandpipers, dowitchers, and turnstones galore along the shores and mudflats of Lake Champlain near the mouth of the Missisquoi River. This renowned birding mecca is the perfect place to learn or perfect your shorebirds! Practice discriminating between challenging look-alike sandpipers, admire rarer species like godwits and golden plovers, and witness an impressive array of fall migratory birdlife from warblers to waterfowl. Discover northern Vermont's prime shorebirding hotspots. A fun and instructive adventure for novice and expert birders alike. Led by NBNC teacher/naturalist Zac Cota. Shared spotting scopes provided.

This program is preceded by our “Biodiversity University: Shorebirds” presentation at NBNC on 8/23 at 7PM. Participation in this program includes free admission to the presentation, and participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend the presentation in advance of the outing.

Fee: $35 (members) / $45 (non-members).

Group size: up to 16 participants.
Miniumum age: 14+ or 10+ with parent.

Carpool departing from NBNC at 7 AM and from the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington at 8 AM, returning to NBNC by 4 PM.

This outing is part of NBNC's Biodiversity University: Educational programs to expand your naturalist skillset.

  • When: Sat Aug. 25
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Address: 713 Elm Street
    Montpelier VT,US 05602

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