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EAC Event - A Few Birds...The Basics of Birdwatching - Saturday, August 12 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Have you heard of the "poor sam", the "perchickoree", "the witchety", or the "devil down head"?

Learn about these birds and more at our next EAC event. Register now to join us and our guest speaker, naturalist author and avid birdwatcher, Chris Petrak, as he shares his extensive knowledge about common resident birds and visiting migrants, where and when to see them, as well as a primer on tools of birdwatching and tips for backyard bird feeders.

About the speaker: Chris Petrak lived for 20 years in a 200-year-old farm/village house in southeastern Vermont. He was a most-of-the time watcher of birds in the fields, forests, back roads, and mountain trails of the Green Mountain state. A self-taught naturalist, he became the “bird man” as he wrote about his experiences and research for local newspapers and was a popular speaker for many groups and organizations in southeastern Vermont. He has published four books about birds and birdwatching, the most recent being “A Few Birds: Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon, and the Beginning of American Ornithology.”

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