BENEFITING: THE VERMONT CENTER FOR ECOSTUDIES INC
EVENT: VCE Birdathon 2013
EVENT DATE: May 20, 2013
This year, I’m hoping you’ll help us set a new Birdathon bar on May 20 by sponsoring our VCE staff team, the Green Mountain Goatsuckers. This is the 10th year for our low-carbon Birdathon. We're traveling on foot and by bike, hoping for a big fall-out of migratory birds. We’ll start at dawn on Pico Peak’s summit (having backpacked in and slept in rustic Pico Camp at 3400’ elevation), hoping to hear Bicknell’s and Swainson’s thrush, maybe an early Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, then hike down to Route 4 through the early morning chorus. We’ll then jump on our bicycles and eventually wind our way to Woodstock over back roads and hidden trails. Whatever our final course, we’ll hit a diversity of habitats and hope to break our route record of 108 species, with good luck and weather. What's a goatsucker? Pledge and we'll let you in on this bit of ornithological trivia!