Go Wild, Go Birding! Free festival on May 21

Go Wild, Go Birding! International Migratory Bird Day Festival

Go Wild, Go Birding! International Migratory Bird Day Festival at the Birds of Vermont Museum

Join us at our annual Bird Day Festival, celebrating migratory birds. This is a free, community-wide event co-sponsored by Audubon Vermont and the Birds of Vermont Museum. Events start at 8 am, and go until 4 pm (trails close at sunset).

There will be a live bird show, bird walks, live music with the Swing Peepers and the Fiddleheads, bird viewing stations, bird banding demonstrations, games and crafts, indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, and more.

Our featured guest will be hummingbird expert Ernie Franzgrote, who will share his film about these amazing birds and answer your hummingbird questions.

Appropriate for Everyone!
Free! (Donations accepted).
See you there!

Detailed schedule of events

8:00 am – 11:00 am – Banding Station Opens.
8:00 am – 10:00 am – Bird Listening Stations Open: Enjoy a walk at your own pace. Expert birders will be stationed along the path to answer questions, ID birds, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of a spring day with you.
9:00 am – Museum opens for the day.
9:00 am – Craft Tables open for the day.
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Face Painting.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Swing Peepers: Rollicking earth friendly wackiness for the whole family.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Fiddleheads: Enjoy Traditional Music while eating lunch.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Live Birds with Craig Newman from Outreach for Earth Stewardship
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Wood carving demonstration in workshop
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Audubon‘s All About Birds: Entertaining and informative program designed to teach kids all about birds.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Hummingbird film by Ernie Franzgrote: questions and answer period to follow
3:59 pm Raffle Drawing! Winner does not need to be present.
4:00 pm Museum closes (trails remain open until sunset).

All day activities include Arts and Craft, scavenger hunts, raffle, food and drinks for sale.

Volunteers welcome for whatever part of the day works for you!

More about:

Bird Day: http://www.birdday.org/
the Swing Peepers: http://www.swingpeepers.com/
the Fiddleheads: http://www.myspace.com/fiddleheadsvermont
Ernie Franzgrote: http://www.google.com/search?q=Ernie+Franzgrote+hummingbird (we especially like the PBS and National Geographic videos!)
Green Mountain Audubon: http://vt.audubon.org
and us (the Birds of Vermont Museum): http://www.birdsofvermont.org

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