Please join us! All NEK Audubon activities and events are free and open to the public.
For further information about any activity, call Tom (626-9071) or email firstname.lastname@example.org) unless otherwise noted.
Next NEK Board Meeting - December 8, 4pm at the Fairbanks Museum
Next Trips..... For further information about any activity, call Tom (626-9071) or email email@example.com)
JOIN THE 116TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT!
Each year, on New Year’s Day, Northeast Kingdom Audubon joins in an international citizen science effort, the Christmas Bird Count, that tracks winter bird populations here in the western hemisphere. With dynamic change in the global climate system and in regional habitats, local Christmas Bird Counts throughout the hemisphere have provided scientists with vital data for understanding trends in bird migrations and populations.
On January 1, 2016, we’ll be counting every bird we see within our designated Barnet Count Circle. Parties of birders of all skill levels head for the hills, forests, fields, wetlands, and river valleys. Others carefully count the birds that visit their feeders on that day, and the most intrepid volunteers may be out in the dark hours before dawn or after sunset scouting for owls. Contributing to this science-based conservation initiative sponsored by the National Audubon Society is a great New Year’s Resolution; it’s fun and provides valuable information for current and future conservation science.
The Barnet Count Circle, centered on the north end of the Comerford Dam, includes specific parts of St. Johnsbury, Danville, Peacham, Barnet, Waterford, Monroe, Lyman, and Littleton. If you wish to join one of the field parties for all or part of the daylight hours, count the birds at your feeder, or get out for owling, contact Barnet CBC Coordinator Charlie Browne firstname.lastname@example.org December 21. He’ll provide you with all the necessary details, hook you up with other birders, and provide the tools, rules, and tips necessary for observing, tracking your effort, and recording your observations.
JOIN IN THE WINTER FUN OF THE BARNET CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT! START THE NEW YEAR AS A CITIZEN SCIENCE VOLUNTEER!
NH Audubon Ammonoosuc Chapter Events
For more information about the program, contact David Govatski, Chapter President at email@example.com. Ammonoosuc Chapter Programs for February-May 2016
17 February 2016:
Wild Tanzania with Chuck Phillips. Join us for a visit to two spectacular wildlife areas of Tanzania -- the lush jungles of the Mahale Mountains and the plains of the Serengeti. The Mahale Mountains are home to several thousand chimpanzees and the Serengeti Plains are home to Cape Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra and other mammals famous for their annual Great Migration.
Chuck & Betsey Phillips have been traveling to Africa for over 20 years visiting Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania working with local organizations and enjoying photographic safaris.
16 March 2016:
America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment. Join us for the New Hampshire premiere showing of the 60-minute film about the birthplace of forestry in the United States. The setting is the Vanderbilt Estate in Asheville, North Carolina in 1892 and the 100,000-acre Vanderbilt Forest. The story focuses on the role of German-born and trained forester Dr. Carl Schenck and his efforts in establishing the first forestry school in the United States. This school and surrounding forests were preserved as the Cradle of Forestry in America. Gifford Pinchot and Frederic Law Olmstead are also featured. The Forest History Society produced the film.
20 April 2016:
The Reptiles and Amphibians of New Hampshire with Mike Marchand. This program is designed to acquaint citizens with the natural history of frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes that live in the North Country. Learn how to participate in a monitoring program for your community and how to protect the habitat where these species live. Mike Marchand is a wetland ecologist working for NH Fish and Game.
14 May 2016
International Migratory Bird Day at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge. This all day event features guided bird walks where we hope to see 100 or more species of birds during their migration north. We have two field trip starting times with the first beginning at Airport Marsh in Whitefield at 6 AM. The second field trip starts at 8 AM at the Pondicherry Trailhead on Airport Road in Whitefield across from the Biomass Power Plant. We will walk from 3-5 miles on easy terrain looking for a variety of warblers and raptors. Bring binoculars, lunch, water and clothing appropriate for the day’s weather. The event is free and open to the public. Free IMBD posters will be available.
Evening Program: TBD.
All evening programs are held at the Rocks Estate on Christmas Tree Lane in Bethlehem and start at 7 PM and are free and open to the public. For more detailed information contact David Govatski, Chapter President, at David.Govatski@gmail.com