Birds

Common Crow

crowThe Common Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a large black bird commonly seen and heard throughout Vermont. The crow is in the Corvidae family, which also includes ravens, jays, and magpies.

These birds have loud and raucous calls that are quite unlike the songs of many other birds. Although the crow may eat agricultural crops, it also consumes enormous amounts of harmful grasshoppers, cutworms, and insects.

Barred Owl

barred owl

The Barred owl (Strix varia) is more often heard than seen. Its loud call is said to be asking Who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all.

American Woodcock

The American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) is an important species in Vermont and throughout the northeast, offering many hours of recreational enjoyment for hunters and non-hunters alike. The woodcock is a member of the family Scolopacidae, commonly known as the sandpiper or shorebird family, which includes dowitchers, yellowlegs, and snipe.

American Robin

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a popular bird. Its red belly makes it easy to recognize even by a novice birder. It is not shy, and is often seen nesting and feeding in towns and cities.

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is a bright yellow bird often seen at birdfeeders. The goldfinch is found throughout the northern half of the United States and is a year-round resident of Vermont.

Animal Importation and Possession Rules

State law requires anyone wishing to purchase, possess, import, sell, exhibit or breed a pet or animal in Vermont to first determine if a permit is required. This page can help you.

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