Bird Walk at Hildene
Will there be more or fewer birds active on a cold day in January? Come find out during the monthly survey for birds on Saturday, January 18, at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. Participants meet at the Visitor’s Center at 8 a.m. to bird around the main house and then move to the open fields and wetlands off the River Road. There has been an influx of snowy owls from Canada into the northern states, including Vermont; the closest reported is around Killington. We will definitely be on the lookout for those and other snow birds – horned larks, snow buntings and rough-legged hawks. These free monthly bird walks are conducted by the Vermont Bird Place & Skywatch and Hildene. They are open to all who enjoy birds, nature and the outdoors. Binoculars are available to borrow. Wear appropriate dress for the day. Contact Randy at 802-362-2270 to learn more about this event.
The next walk at Hildene will be February 15. This is the same weekend as Project Feeder Watch on February 14 to 17, conducted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit birdsource.org/gbbc for information on how to participate.