Public invited to view waterfowl migration with expert
FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting the public to view the spring migration of waterfowl at the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in...
Dave Palmquist knows the Minnesota outdoors better than most.
Palmquist served as interpretive naturalist at Whitewater State Park for roughly four decades. He taught thousands of visitors about the area’s natural resources by leading tours, presentations, exhibits and field trips.
But Palmquist also practices another passion in his free time: bird watching. On Wednesday, Palmquist offered birding tips to local residents during a program hosted by the Winona Bird Club.
The 2018 Welcome Back Waterfowl Day will be hosted by Bitterroot Audubon Society at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Audubon members with high quality optical equipment will be present on the dike along Wildfowl Lane on the county road between the ponds west of the Visitor Center to assist in identifying and observing the waterfowl and other birds and mammals that use the refuge wetlands. This event is open to the public and is designed to help interested people learn about birds, especially the waterfowl that use the refuge to eat and rest during migration or raise their new families. Treats will be available for anyone who likes to munch while bird watching. For more information or questions, call Judy Hoy at 777-2487 or by email email@example.com.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says bird-watching opportunities abound at the state's 90 wildlife management areas.
The areas are managed for wildlife habitat and wildlife-based recreated such as birdwatching, hunting and fishing.
There are many different levels of bird watching from the casual observer to professionals whose goal is to see as many of the 8,850 species as possible. In North American there are approximately 800 species.
"Birding", as it's sometimes called, is also a competitive event and there are both national and international organizations.