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Full Schedule:

  • 7 - 9:30 a.m./every 30 min: Warbler Walks: All levels
  • 8:00 - 10:30 am: Bird Banding Demos
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm: Live Raptors
  • 9:30 - 11:30 am:Bluebird Box building
  • 9:30 – 11:00 am: Drawing Birds with Nona Estrin
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Children’s Activities
  • 10 – 11:00 am: Insects for Birders with Bryan Pfeiffer (presentation)
  • 11:15 – 12:00: Insects for Birders with Bryan Pfeiffer (walk)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Saw-whet Owls: pint-sized predators in your own back yard
  • 1:00 pm:Drawing & Photo contest winners

Saw-whet Owls: pint-sized predators in your own back yard

NSWOSean Beckett is a field naturalist and wildlife safari guide who brings travelers into the wild worlds of our continent's biggest and littlest predators. His research on the Northern Saw-whet Owl traces the migratory behavior of these lovable killers all across eastern North America. Learn where to find this common yet elusive resident of the Vermont woods, and explore its ecological niche within the Northern Forest.  


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