Bird Watching

Birding is a popular activity enjoyed by many Vermonters. In fact, the state leads the nation with the highest percentage of residents participating in bird watching away from home. Use the links below to learn more about this great outdoor activity.

Backyard Birdfeeders

Here's how to make sure you are keeping birds and other wildlife safe when feeding birds.

Birding Ethics

Birding is a great way to connect with nature, but it should always be done in a way that shows respect for the birds we all enjoy. Here's how!

Birds for Every Level

Checklists for birders at all experience levels, from absolute beginners to the pros. Check in annually for updates.

Getting Started Birding

Everything you need to get started in birding, from where and when to go, to information on joining a birding group.

Vermont Birding Reports

Wildlife biologist and nongame bird project leader Doug Morin offers bi-weekly reports featuring local bird sightings, species spotlights and tips for succesful birding adventures.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.