Natural History & Birding Weekend

Friday, May 12, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time: Friday 5 PM - Sunday 1:30 PM
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee:  $300/person (includes tuition & meals) plus optional accommodations $65/person/night + tax (double occupancy)

Join us for a weekend adventure as we explore and celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. Using birds as our focus, we’ll explore the natural history of the landscape.

Get ready to investigate connections between bedrock, soils, plant distribution, animal behavior, bird ecology, and much more. We’ll also introduce and practice some core routines for developing more intimate relationships with our feathered neighbors. 

Natural History & Birding Weekend ”…will allow you to enjoy a richer understanding of how the rocks, soils, trees, plants, and birds are all part of an interwoven fabric we generically call ‘the environment’. You’ll never look at the woods in your backyard the same way again. “ — Ed Sharron, 2013 participant


Walter Poleman

Read more about Water Poleman at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Ed Sharron

Ed has worked as an park ranger naturalist in several of this countries beautiful national parks, including Montana’s Glacier NP, Minnesota’s Voyageurs NP, and Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Since 2009 he has been serving as the Science Communication Specialist and natural resource monitoring tech for a national park program that conducts research in 13 northeastern parks. When not editing reports, travelling to area parks, working on the website, and leading hikes and talks for the network, he enjoys wildlife tracking, birding, nature photography, cross-country skiing, and trying to make his yard in rural Vermont a friendly and welcoming place to birds and wildlife.

(This weekend was previously named “Bedrocks to Birds”.)

Registration Details: 

Registration is required. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


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