Ready for a birding challenge and some friendly cross-county competition? Grab your binoculars, shoulder your spotting scope, and join the Vermont County eBirding Quest. Each county has challenged one another to identify as many species as possible during the calendar year.
Part discovery, part conservation, but mostly fun, this year-long quest gives us all a welcome excuse to head outdoors and go birding. From the common to the rare, a diverse and fascinating array of birds resides in or passes through Vermont each year. Each county now seeks to document that diversity, with the added incentive of vying for the top honor of maximum species count. Vermont eBird will provide the tool for that documentation.
The main idea behind the Quest is to get people out birding, promote camaraderie, and better document Vermont’s bird life. We encourage each county that participates to organize periodic outings for the birding-interested public.
The bell has rung, the gloves are down, let the competition begin! Get out there, find some birds, and enter them all on Vermont eBird.