Birdwatching in Vermont / Edition 1

Birdwatching in Vermont / Edition 1

by Ted Murin, Bryan Pfeiffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584651881

ISBN-13: 9781584651888

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: University Press of New England

Designed to appeal to expert and backyard birdwatchers alike, this comprehensive guide reveals where, when, and how to watch and enjoy birds in Vermont. It not only offers the latest information about the seasonal status and distribution of birds in Vermont but also features a thorough introduction to the art and practice of birdwatching, including optics, ethics,

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Designed to appeal to expert and backyard birdwatchers alike, this comprehensive guide reveals where, when, and how to watch and enjoy birds in Vermont. It not only offers the latest information about the seasonal status and distribution of birds in Vermont but also features a thorough introduction to the art and practice of birdwatching, including optics, ethics, migration, and conservation. Packed into its pages is expert advice on rare species, Christmas bird counts, the Vermont landscape, helpful resources for the birdwatcher, and more. Written for people just starting out or accomplished regional birders, this is the essential companion to traditional birdwatching field guides.

The heart of the book is the detailed descriptions and maps to more than 120 Vermont birdwatching areas, from the Champlain Lowlands to the summit of Mt. Mansfield. Drawing upon their extensive knowledge of the habits and habitats of Vermont birds, the authors have divided the state into ten regions, each with a rich diversity of birdwatching destinations. The guide also features informative accounts of the 296 bird species regularly seen in Vermont, including their preferred habitats and an innovative graph illustrating when each is most likely to be encountered. The authors, experienced naturalists and guides, have written the essential guide to discovering the joys of birding in Vermont.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584651888
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,143,347
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
How to Use This Bookxii
Chapter 1The Landscape and Seasons1
The Lay of the Land1
Habitats and Their Birds3
The Seasons of Vermont Birds6
Vacationing in Vermont8
Chapter 2Watching and Enjoying Birds9
Getting Started: Tips for Beginners9
Building Skills and Understanding Birds17
Responsible Birdwatching18
Christmas Bird Count19
Migration Watching21
Safety27
Road Maps29
Chapter 3Conservation30
Chapter 4Birdwatching Areas35
Northwestern Vermont37
Burlington Region47
Central Champlain Valley55
Southern Champlain Valley61
Rutland Region71
Southwestern Vermont79
Southeastern Vermont87
Upper Connecticut River Valley93
North Central Vermont99
Northeast Kingdom109
Vermont State Parks119
Wildlife Management Areas119
The Long Trail119
Chapter 5Species Accounts121
Regular Species121
Accidental Species168
Resources177
Index183

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