VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING
To all atlasers,
I have been having some success in southern VT and NH finding least
bitterns this year. Right now seems to be a good time for surveying
these birds - they breed late and their young are probably just hatched.
My technique is to play the calls on the Stokes cd of eastern birds.
Don't expect the birds to reply, but watch out for them flying up to get
a better look at you. Sometimes they may fly onto an open perch and
remain there for a while. So far I have found at least 5 individuals in
the cattail marshes that fringe the Connecticut in southern VT and NH.
So, they are out there, But need some effort.
Hector Galbraith PhD
Galbraith Environmental Sciences LLC
837 Camp Arden Rd., Dummerston, VT05301
802 258 4836 (phone)