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

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fee: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, free for kids
Join us for our 5th annual celebration of birds at NBNC! Featuring bird walks &
workshops, live raptors, kids activities, bird banding demo, bird house building, photo contest and much more!

Avian Wonders

Dates:Monday to Friday, June 20th to June 24th
Hours: 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
For: Children Entering Grades 5-8
Cost: $330 member, $355 nonmember (includes van transportation)

Birds have captivated people for generations. From egrets to eagles, hawks to hummingbirds, come search alongside experienced birders for many birds that share our backyards. We’ll explore some of Vermont’s birding hotspots, from the summit of Mt. Mansfield to the shores of Lake Champlain. Whether you are a passionate 'birder' or just getting started, this camp is for you! 

More info

Bird Banding Demonstration
Saturday, July 16, arrive anytime from 6:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Donations welcomed.
Get a behind the scenes glimpse of banding in action. We catch, measure and band a variety of songbirds to study their survivorship and reproductive success. A rare chance to see beautiful birds up close.

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

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
Directions to the Nature Center
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