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

Plainfield Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 20, all day
Fee: Donations welcome
Join us for the 54th annual CBC! The count circle covers most of Montpelier, East Montpelier, Barre, Plainfield, and Calais. Join for part or all of the day, no experience is necessary but pre-registration is required.

Superbowl of Birding XII
Saturday, January 24 (+ Friday overnight)
Fee: (TBD)
We participated in this exciting event, centered around Plum Island in Massachusetts, the past 6 years cumulatively tallying 98 species! This year, we may extend our trip to be a full weekend, so it’s never too early to start thinking about it! To be guaranteed a spot on the team, please register by Dec. 19.

World Series of Birding
May 7-10, 2015           (beginners welcome!)
A decades-old NBNC tradition, we had both a youth and young-adult team compete in this event last year.  Cape May, NJ in spring is birding at its finest.  Start planning early!

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

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
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