On Thursday, March 11, Otter Creek Audubon held the second our our Cabin Fever Lectures for this year, Birding New Zealand presented by OCAS Board Member, Gary Starr. In this presentation, Gary invites you to quell your wanderlust with a virtual birding tour of New Zealand, its birds, and its best bathrooms(?). New Zealand’s isolation gives it a collection of some of the most interesting, rare, and unique birds in the world. Kiwis, and many other charismatic species were on display in this entertaining show.

Though we had only planned two talks this years, we have now put together a third to help you get through whatever is left of winter. Next up, Green Mountain Meadowlarks: Ecology and Conservation of an Imperiled Grassland Bird Presented by Kevin Tolan, Staff Biologist and Grassland Bird Outreach Coordinator from The Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Kevin will tell us about a new effort to conserve Eastern Meadowlarks in our area that you can participate in. This event will take place on Thurs. Apr. 8, 7pm. Email us at ocasvt@gmail.com to register for this online event.

In the meantime, if you would like to see more, many of our past presentations can be viewed at this link.