BioU: Fall Waterfowl – Presentation
November 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMBy Donation
On the wing or in the water, ducks are among the world’s most elegant, stalwart, and indomitable birds. In the best weather, their plumage boasts dazzling iridescence. In the worst weather, they paddle icy waters and howling winds with calm contentment. Their epic migrations deliver them to the far corners of the continent, and their nesting is an endeavor of triumph and peril. Extraordinary though they are, our waterfowl often goes unnoticed or underappreciated for lack skill in finding, identifying, and interpreting the behavior of these birds.
In this presentation, we’ll explain and practice useful methods for identifying waterfowl, share tips for finding and watching them, and inspire you with incredible life histories of Vermont species. Experienced birders will walk away with a richer framework for scrutinizing nuances in duck plumage and patterns. Beginners will leave energized and prepared to discover and enjoy Vermont waterfowl during the heart of migration season. Presented by NBNC Staff Naturalist Sean Beckett
This program is followed by a day-long waterfowl workshop along the shores of Lake Champlain on 11/11. Registration available at our website.
Admission by Donation.
Part of NBNC’s Biodiversity University: Educational programs to expand your naturalist skill set.