Bird Banding Week

white-throated sparrow

Bird-lovers are invited to join the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Otter Creek Audubon at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison to learn more about bird banding and conservation with hands-on bird banding demonstrations.


  • Songbird banding - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - October 15, 16, and 20.  
  • Owl banding on Snake Mountain - 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Friday, October 19.  

What's Happening

Bird bander Rodney Olson of Vergennes will lead the banding workshop. Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and can even help release the birds after they are banded.

There will be several other stations set up to allow people to participate and learn more, including:

  • Bird identification using binoculars
  • Hunter education on waterfowl blinds and decoys
  • Stuffed bird mounts 

Owl banding - A brief presentation will be given every 30 minutes starting at 8pm. Come for the evening or just half an hour. This is a popular evening and participants are encouraged to come throughout the night.

Interested school groups are asked to contact Corey Hart at

Get a map and directions for song bird banding

Owl banding location - approximately 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Route 17 and 22A in Addison on Route 17E. Look for the signs!

Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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