On February 13, 2019

VINS participates in Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.—QUECHEE— Vermont Institute of Natural Science hosts the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is included with general admission to the VINS Nature Center.

Enjoy watching birds at your feeders? Want to learn more about helping the birds in your community? Then put your bird watching skills to work at VINS as they celebrate the event. Enjoy activities for all ages and learn ways to improve birding skills.

On a grander scale, Rutland County Audubon society holds its 21st annual Great Backyard Bird County Feb. 15-18. It’s a fun, free and easy event in which participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take take part from backyards, or anywhere in the world.

VINS is located at 149 Nature’s Way, off Route 4, Quechee. For more information, call 802-359-5000 or visit vinsweb.org.

Photo courtesy VINS

Chickadees are a common bird to see during the winter months in Central Vermont.

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