Feather Questers


Welcome to the teen/youth birding program of the North Branch Nature Center. We have provided oppotunities for teen birders throughout the region for over ten years, and Feather Questers hopes to inspire a new generation of young birders.

Whether a pre-teen, teen, or adult... whether a first time birder or an experienced veteran... there are opportunities for you to get involved in our youth birding program. Gray Jay


For Youths: Please join our google group and listserve, and contact us to get involved with an upcoming events. All current programs are listed in the gray column on the right of this page. You can also join us as a member.

For Adults: You can get involved by supporting your kids with birding by providing them rides to events, and allowing them the opportunity to develop their interest. Contact us for more ways to get involved.



Upcoming Events

55th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      
Fee: free
We will scour the greater Montpelier area for every bird we can find, leaving no chickadee uncounted in our attempt to “census” birds in central Vermont. From Snow Buntings to Pine Grosbeaks, there are always surprises on the Plainfield CBC. Join for part or all of the day and no prior experience is required. We assign you a territory or team you up with other birders. Potluck and tally of results will be held at the Grace Methodist Church in Plainfield. Pre-registration is required for this count.

Superbowl of Birding XIIl
January 29 & 30, 2016
Winter's premier birding competition is back! This annual birding marathon has us visiting all the avian hotspots on Plum Island and Cape Ann, MA. In the past, NBNC's youth and young adult teams have tallied nearly 100 species, including gems like King Eider, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl. Open to any interested teens - let us know early if you're interested in joining the team!

World Series of Birding
May 11–14, 2016, (beginners welcome!)
A decades-old NBNC tradition, we had both a youth and young-adult team compete in this event 2 years ago. Cape May, NJ in spring is birding at its finest. Prothonotary Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak are just a few of the many species we’re likely to see. If you’re a teen interested in birding,
please contact us to see how you can

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
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