Feather Questers


Welcome to the teen/youth birding program of the North Branch Nature Center. We have provided oppotunities for teen birders throughout the region for over ten years, and Feather Questers hopes to inspire a new generation of young birders.

Whether a pre-teen, teen, or adult... whether a first time birder or an experienced veteran... there are opportunities for you to get involved in our youth birding program. Gray Jay


For Youths: Please contact us to get involved with upcoming events. All current programs are listed in the gray column on the right of this page. You can also join us as a member.

For Adults: You can get involved by supporting your kids with birding by providing them rides to events, and allowing them the opportunity to develop their interest. Contact us for more ways to get involved.



Upcoming Events

Superbowl of Birding XV
Friday, January 26 to Saturday, January 27. Leaving Friday from NBNC, at 5 p.m.
Winter’s premier birding competition is back! Past NBNC’s youth and young adult teams have tallied nearly 100 species in this adventure to the New Hampshire and Massachusetts coast, including gems like Razorbill, King Eider, and Snowy Owl. For any interested teens - let us know early if you’re interested in joining the team. Beginner birdwatchers and naturalists welcome!

The 2018 World Series of Birding (for teens)
May 10th-13th
For 24 hours each May, competitive birdwatching teams from across the nation descend upon the forests, fields, and shores of Cape May, New Jersey, to record as many bird species as possible. Vying for birding fame and glory, teams turn leave no Turnstone unturned, and no warbler un-watched. This event is both a riotously fun adventure, and an excellent way to hone your birding skills. After a several-year hiatus, NBNC is bringing a team to represent Vermont in the competition’s High School division. Open to all interested teen birders and naturalists regardless of experience! Fee: TBD. Registration coming soon. Contact info@northbranchnaturecenter.org for more info.


North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
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