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What to Watch...

July and August: This is a great time to get out on the water to enjoy Vermont’s many beautiful lakes and do a little birding. Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake.

Loons, once endangered in Vermont, can now be found on more than 100 lakes in the state. If you do spot one of these magnificent birds, please remember to enjoy loons from a safe distance, using binoculars, rather than from up close, whether you are in a boat, canoe, or a kayak.

To learn more about sharing the water with loons click here

To see where you might find loons click here

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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