Hi Henry,
There were none found in VT during the Breeding Bird Atlas, see
You can see there are some very old records in Vermont eBird:

e Vermont Bird Records Committee has this information (

The first accepted record of this species was recorded on 18 July 1887,
collected by George H. Ross in Mount Holly. In 1913, another specimen was
collected by Richard Marble in Windsor. From there the reports jump forward
to a heard only bird at South Bay in Newport on 3 June 1975 and documented
by Frank Oatman and Jon Wood, and two years later on 10 September 1977
George O’Shea documented the fourth and last record of this species.

​Hope that helps.


Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2


On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 8:11 AM, Henry Burton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I stay at Holland Pond ( live in Ohio ). Are there any Yellow rail breeding
> sites in that northern Vermont area? If yes what is the breeding time of
> the Yellow rails. Thanks for the help.