Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva, Presents

Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva, Presents "A Look at Female Birds and the Founding Mothers of Ornithology"

posted Thursday, April 15, 2021

Spring is the perfect time to tune into the birdsong happening all around us, and The Nature Museum in Grafton, VT has two upcoming events to help sharpen your awareness and birding skills.

Bridget Butler, known as the Bird Diva, is offering an online webinar on April 23rd called "A Look at Female Birds and the Founding Mothers of Ornithology". Think of this presentation as the her-story of birding and the celebration of noticing female birds. Let's face it, there's a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. The Bird Diva breaks down some of the most interesting new scientific studies on female birds and shares with you some of the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology.

The Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, has been a naturalist for more than 20 years, playing matchmaker for the wildscape and the wonderful people who call Vermont their home. Her approach to birding is to tap into each person's innate passion for nature through exploration and deep listening.

Next is a special spring birding walk led by Vermont Center for Ecostudies' Kevin Tolan and Nathaniel Sharp at the Herricks Cove natural area along the Connecticut River in Bellows Falls, VT on May 8th at 7am.

Herrick's Cove natural area is considered an important birding and biodiversity area (IBA) by The Audubon Society. Situated along the Connecticut River flyway, this location offers some of the best opportunities for spring birding in our local area. These natural communities provide unique and valuable habitats for a variety of birds, plants, and non-avian wildlife. This walk is best for those who are comfortable beginner birders on up, but all birders are welcome!

Both events are sliding scale, and the webinar will be recorded and sent to all who register.

Visit nature-museum.org to learn more and register.

Photo: The Bird Diva presents "A Look at Female Birds and the Founding Mothers of Ornithology" on April 23rd.

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