Being from Burlington originally, I birded Dead Creek a lot in the late
1980s and throughout the 1990s, and on my visits back to my family through
to the present. I remember biking from the North End of Burlington to see
Black Terns at the impoundments (Brilyea Access). I was hooked from the
start. I love Dead Creek and combined with a stop at Goodies for a massive
cremee (afterwards or before.or during ;) while enjoying birding and
amateur naturalist stuff I was complete. What a gem. First place I learned
to identify Empidonax flycatchers.
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"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who
dream only by night."
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Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:54 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Dead Creek birding stories
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is in the process of converting the
old manager's residence at Dead Creek into a visitor center. As part of
that, we are working with VT PBS (the same folks who bring you Outdoor
Journal) to produce a video about the history of Dead Creek and its current
features, use, and management. As part of that video, we are looking for a
few Dead Creek birding stories from those of you who frequent Dead Creek or
have a special fondness for the area.
I have already enlisted the help of one birder (thank you Ali!), but I am
looking for 2-3 more stories to include. If you have a great birding story
or a special fondness for Dead Creek that you would like to share on camera
or in an audio recording, please email me at
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your great aunt to see the snow geese once, or perhaps you sat out in the
rain for 4 hours waiting to see a specific bird? We would also be excited to
hear from an aspiring birder who maybe got hooked on birds while visiting
We are limited with our budget and time, and will not be able to record
everyone's story, so please include in your email the details of your
birding story or why you want to be included in the video. We will then
select the stories that best fit our needs.
Thank you for your help in this endeavor and enjoy the spring!
Dead Creek WMA