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What to Watch...

September poses some of the best opportunities for wildlife watching in Vermont. The colorful fall leaves and crisp, cool mornings provide a perfect backdrop to see a big-antlered bull moose, or migrating birds on the wing. Skeins of geese begin passing overhead as they head southward.  

Towards the end of the month, hawks and other raptors can be seen riding the afternoon thermals from points such as Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area or Mt. Philo State Park. Birds that are not normally seen in the state during the summer begin showing up as they migrate through, such as Cape May warblers or Tennessee warblers. 

Vermont abounds in wildlife. With a little preparation, some caution, and luck you can witness the state’s natural abundance.

Every season in Vermont has its own wildlife-watching opportunities. Perhaps you enjoy seeing tracks in the snow, hearing birds in the spring or chorus frogs around a vernal pool, summer brings migrant shore birds, and autumn visits of white-tail deer?


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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