On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, Gregory R. Askew wrote:
> Two marsh hawks were at the pond road side of Shelburne pond. Does anyone know
> the earliest I might scope the area for bitterns and rails?
I expect eBird would answer this question. The Vermont Daily Field
Card is another helpful reference. You can find it online here:
or from the VTBIRD page (now that I've realized that I didn't have
this link there until now).
American Bitterns can be expected the second week of April,
according to the field card.... rails soon thereafter.
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405