Dear Glenn, Although we live in CT we have property in VT are quite familiar with the two areas that you are asking for additional information about. Two of our favorite places for birds and Moose. Provided below are links to printable pdf files that you will find handy as they have maps. With regard to traveling?either area I offer the following. Moose Bog has a parking area just off the main road and should not be a problem for you at all. I like to hike the trail down into the bog (this is where the three-toed hung out last winter) and just past the parking area on the same side is an upper trail, (had a nice black-backed working?one of the trees on the corner last winter and as you get further down the trail?should?see?crossbills, be ready with binos as soon as you get out of your car because invariably something will show up to investigate)?the trail is usually well worn by cross country skiers if it has snowed. Victory Bog has several parking places along the River Roa!
d which, although not paved, is not a bad road to travel unless it is very wet in which case it gets pretty slick. I recommend you drive?its length stopping periodically and if the feeders are full at the two feeding stations hang around a bit as Gray Jay is a certainty. You have the right book for VT birding, enjoy your trip, Anita
From: glennmahler <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:56 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Request info re: Northeast Kingdom birds
I will be birding in the northern VT are this weekend from Fri to Sun while my wife is attending a Rug Hooking class at the Shelburne Museum. I ill be trying to add some species to my VT list which is currently at 175 species.?
I was thinking of possibly trying to get up to the Northeast Kingdom, perhaps at Moose Bog an/or Victory Bog with hopes of finding some of the "good" birds there such as Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, Back-backed Woodpecker, and Red and White-winged Crossbills.?
Is anyone reading VTBirds currently that resides in or has familiarity with that area that can make any suggestions that would be helpful in trying to find a couple of those species? I have the "Birdwatchinging in Vermont" book by Ted Murin and Bryan Pfeiffer as a reference and for directions, but if anyone has any current info that they would be willing to share, it would be very much appreciated.?
One question I have in particular - has it begun to get snowed in up there yet? Am I likely to run into difficult driving conditions getting to to those places??
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.?
? Glenn Mahler?
? Boonton, NJ?
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