Vt Fish & Wildlife Biologist to Give Winter Bird Presentation & Field Walk at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area on February 24


ADDISON, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife biologist John Buck will give a presentation on Winter Birds at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Conference Room in Addison on Saturday, February 24.  The presentation will be followed by a field trip to look for birds lead by Buck and other department staff. 

The presentation runs from 9-10 a.m., with the roughly 2-hour birding trip to follow immediately after.  Participants are asked to bring along binoculars if they have them, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being outdoors in winter. 

John Buck has worked at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department for more than 35 years and is Vermont’s migratory bird project leader.  He is the former chair of a scientific advisory committee to the Atlantic Flyway Council, which provides scientific advice to the council on issues pertaining to migratory bird conservation. 

“While the forests and fields of Vermont may be a little quieter in the winter, there are still many great birding opportunities to be found this time of year,” said Buck.  “We’ll discuss how birds have adapted to winter in New England, and what birds you can expect to see here during this time of year. After the presentation, we’ll take a look around Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area for birds such as snow buntings or rough-legged hawks, and we may even catch a glimpse of a snowy owl.” 

People can register for the event online at www.register-ed.com/events/view/116307  Admission is free and is limited to the first 25 people who sign up.  For questions, contact Amy Alfieri at amy.alfieri@vermont.gov