We are waiting to hear the whippoorwill that we've heard the last two years
since we've moved here to Sudbury. Seems it's still a bit early but we'll
post when we hear him. We're located in Sudbury just off 73 between Brandon
and Rt.30- this hill is actually the very end of the Taconic Mt.
range...My husband , who works for the NRCS, has notified the state wildlife
biologist so that they are aware of the location ....
In a message dated 5/11/2009 11:10:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Kay and Rob,
There are only a couple of known locations in northeastern Vermont with
Whips, and there are certainly many fewer Whips statewide than there
used to be, based on the Breeding Bird Atlas and on countless informal
reports from folks like you. Our annual statewide Whip survey found only
16 singing males last year. A report for the survey effort for the
entire northeast can be found on the January 2, 2009 post on VCE's blog:
By the way, there are routes that need volunteers this year,
particularly in West Haven, Fair Haven, and Wells. Please email me
directly if you can help out. A survey entails a couple of hours on one
night between 30 May and 15 June.
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 10:22:40 -0400
> From: Kay Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: whippoorwills
> Any notice of whippoorwills farther north in VT?
> Rob was fond of listening to these birds when he was growing up in
Saxton's River in the 30s but has not heard them since he returned to VT in the
past decade.? Rob and Kay in Hinesburg
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