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Jun. 1 | Slow Birding in Newport with the Bird Diva

Out There logo | Slow birding with Bridget Butler | drawing of bobolink bird
Laura Nakasaka
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Vermont Public

Out There’, Vermont Public’s environmental newsletter, and Bird Diva Bridget Butler are teaming up for a Slow Birding outing that will offer up a mindful approach to birding that will connect you with birds, the land, and yourself. Bridget will lead you on an outcome-free outing that will focus on getting to know birds beyond their identification.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area - 2 Woodlawn Ave, Newport, VT 05855
Rain Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Price: Tickets are $20

Click or tap here to learn more and purchase your tickets.

We’ll start the outing by getting to know who’s on the landscape that particular day and practice sharing our observations as a group in a way that uplifts each participant, no matter their level of knowledge or experience birding. Next, we’ll settle into a sit spot session with prompts that Bridget will offer the group to use. We’ll wrap up by coming back together and sharing our observations, feelings, and wonderings with the whole group.

Consider bringing a portable chair, journal, hot beverage or water, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and whatever will make you most comfortable sitting in place. We will have some binoculars and portable chairs for participants to borrow. Participants should dress for the weather and at least 30 minutes sitting in place.

We will strive to make each outing as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Birding is for everyone and Slow Birding is meant to be accessible to all!

Made possible with support from Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Stride Creative.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife logo
Stride Creative Group logo

Click or tap here to learn more and purchase your tickets.

FAQ:

Event time: 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event Flow:
9 - 9:15 a.m. - Park and gather in parking lot
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Walk to event location
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Slow Birding event
11:30 - 12 p.m. - Return to parking lot and depart

When will we know if the event is moved to the rain date?
A decision will be made 24 hours in advance. You will be contacted via email.

Is there a cost to attend?
Yes, ticket are $20 each + Eventbrite fees

What are the directions?
Take VT-100C N and Vermont Rte 100 N to N Derby Rd in Derby. Continue on N Derby Rd. Drive and turn left on T-17 and right on to Town Highway 6.

What are the parking options?
There is a small parking lot on Town Highway 6.

Cancellation policy
These are intimate events with limited space, if you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours in advance.

What are my food and drink options?
No food or drink will be available. Please bring anything you’d like to eat or drink with you.

Will this event be broadcast?
No, this event will not be broadcast or recorded.

What if my question isn’t answered here?
Please email events@vermontpublic.org or call 800-639-2192, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Amy grew up loving PBS and she began her public media career as a camera operator at WKAR Public Media in Lansing, MI. After college she held positions in production and fundraising at Detroit Public TV, Connecticut Public and GBH in Boston. After a break to pursue dreams of working in agriculture Amy moved to Vermont in June 2019 to manage events for Vermont Public. When Amy is not communicating with the Vermont Public audience you can find her gardening, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing and enjoying the bounty of Vermont’s farmers.
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