The book Terry mentioned is worth purchasing for people new to the
state. However, after looking forward to its publication I found it so
disappointing in its content I have not bought a copy.. I much prefer
the older book, A Guide to Bird Finding in Vermont by Walter Ellison
(Vermont Inst. Nat. Science, publisher). Might be hard to find but it
gives very specific directions where to go and what to expect. I'll bet
VINS still carries it.
In my opinion, Ted and Bryan's book is too general. Its been a while
since I picked up a copy to look at but I was very pleased that they
did such a superficial overview of this important site. Keeps the place
less visited. Victory Bog, an area that I have been doing research in
for 20 years has some great trails that should have been mentioned.
Ellison's book gives good directions that will enable you to find the
hot spots that are regularly mentioned on this list.
Terry Wright wrote:
>Emily, Welcome to Vermont!
>I hope Ted & Bryan won't mind but I'm going to plug their book.
>"Birdwatching in Vermont" is an excellent resource for Vermont birding. Chapter 4 is
>"Birdwatching Areas" and highlights many of the top birding locations in the
>state. The book contains many excellent maps and advice on where and when
>to look for birds. Chapter 5 is 'Species Accounts' and provides detail as to
>when birds are seen in the state. Of course, there is much more to this
>great volume but those are some highlights. The authors are Ted Murin and
>Again, welcome to Vermont.