2023 Spring Bird Walks
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Slate Valley Trails and the Rutland County Audubon Society for weekly slow-paced (3 to 4 miles, 3 to 4 hours) bird & wildflower hikes in the Poultney area, Tuesdays at 7:30 am. All are welcome. No worry if you can’t identify many birds. There will be friendly birders in the group who will happily share their knowledge with you. Bring water and a snack (and insect repellent if you use it), binoculars, cameras, field guides, if you have them. There is usually an opportunity to cut it short if you need to leave early. They are at a slow pace with lots of opportunities for observing & photographing.
Contact Joel Tilley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method), or 802-598-2583, evenings 7 to 8pm.
Tuesday, April 25 – Fairgrounds West
Meet at the Fairgrounds Trail parking area (131 Town Farm Road, Poultney) at 7:30 am. The hike will be about 3 miles on Easy terrain.
Tuesday, May 2 – Poultney River & Rail Trail
Meet at the D&H Trail crossing on Main Street, Poultney, at 7:30 am. For this outing we will walk the SVT Poultney River Loop (3.3 miles, Easy terrain). Expect to be out for about 3-1/2 hours.
Tuesday, May 9 – Fairgrounds East
Meet at the Fairgrounds Trail parking area (131 Town Farm Road, Poultney) at 7:30 am. The hike will be about 3 miles on Easy to Moderate terrain.
Tuesday, May 16 – Endless Brook
Meet at the Endless Brook trailhead (Endless Brook Rd, on left, 0.9 mi in from VT Rte 30) at 7:30am. Easy to Moderate terrain (250 ft elevation gain), 3 miles, 3 hours.
Tuesday, May 23 – Castleton University Trails
Meet at the D&H trail crossing on South St, Castleton, at 7:30 am. Visitor parking is behind the Stafford Academic Center in the Stafford lot (#39 on the campus map. The map gets downloaded as a pdf, and has South at the top.) Easy terrain, 2.6 miles.
Tuesday, May 30 – Delaney Woods
Enter Delaney Cross Road off North Street in Wells, across from the Lakeside Park, and look for the parking area on the right. Meet at 7:30 am. Easy to Moderate terrain, 3.4 miles.