Attracting Birds to Your Yard Naturally

02 October 2018

Vermonters love to see birds around their home, and putting out bird feeders is a popular way to attract our feathered friends to back yards. Vermont is among the top states in the country for people who report feeding and watching birds near their home.

Barnet Man Charged with Shooting Bald Eagle

11 September 2018

A Barnet man has been indicted for shooting a bald eagle in July 2018. Bald eagles are listed as State endangered, and the charge comes with $1,222 in fines and restitution, along with a three-year loss of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses upon conviction.

Give Nesting Loons Space

20 June 2018

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a beautiful bird, native only to North America. With its sky-blue feathers, it has long been considered a sign of happiness and good luck for those who are fortunate enough to spot one. In the northeast, however, it is becoming as uncommon as its habitat.

Bird Survey Results

Ongoing monitoring of nesting success helps determine trends or fluctuations in numbers and offers a better understanding of what management and conservation efforts are needed. Below are the survey results of several bird species the department is currently monitoring.


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Birds: American Goldfinch

Birds: American Robin

Birds: Barred Owl

Birds: Bluebirds

Birds: Common Loon

Birds: Crow

Birds: Hermit Thrush

Birds: Osprey

Birds: Peregrine Falcon

Birds: Red-Tailed Hawk

Birds: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Birds: Ruffed Grouse

Birds: Wild Turkey

Birds: Woodcock

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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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