Vermont Birding Resources


The Nifty Fifty

The Nifty Fifty is a mini-guide to the birds of Vermont. It includes descriptions, images, video and songs of 50 of the most often observed birds of Vermont. View the guide by clicking here or on the Nifty Fifty link on the left.

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Some birds prefer to stay near the ground, while others are almost always seen high in a tree. Look for the following notations in the species descriptions to determine where the species is most likely to be seen. If a note is not present, the bird does not have a strong affinity for a particular region.

  • Look high.
  • Look mid-story.
  • Look low.

State Information

Vermont Bird Records Committee

Vermont Checklist


Recent Bird Sightings


(802) 457-2779 Statewide


Birding Locations

Lake Champlain Birding Trail

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge


Hermit Thrush

Vermont State Bird - Hermit Thrush


Vermont Birding Events

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival

Annually first Sunday in May (unless May 1 is a Sunday)
Rockingham, Vermont
Phone: 802-885-9420 or 802-885-3267
E-mail: Michael Walsh:
Herricks Cove has a wide diversity of habitat types... making this site an ideal stopover for migratory birds. More than 221 species have been documented here representing all bird groups. The dense honeysuckle understory provides idea cover for migrating landbirds and the agricultural fields and wetlands attract hundreds of waterfowl in the spring and fall. Several priority marshbird species including Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Sora and Virginia Rail inhabit the Herrick's Cove marshes.
Presented by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society & Central Vermont Public Service. Herrick's Cove is at the juncture of the Williams and Connecticut Rivers in Bellows Falls (Rockingham, VT). Take Exit 6 from Interstate 91, follow signs for Route 5 north. Herrick's Cove Road is on the east side of the road, about one mile from the intersection of Route 5 and Route 103. There is a large brown house at the corner.

Other resources and locations

If you have suggestions for additional birding resources in Vermont, from web sites to your favorite birding location, submit your information using the following form. You can cut and paste large amounts if text into the information field. Birding locations are the most desired, but any good resource on Vermont birds is welcomed.

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