• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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    All trails are now open. However, there is still equipment on the McKenzie Carriage Road. Hikers and horse riders should use caution when using that road.

Birds

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Ed Sharron

A number of bird species live within the park boundaries. These range from seasonal visitors, to others just passing through, to those species that live year round in Vermont. A number of different song birds can be heard during the summer, including the Hermit Thrush, Vermont's state bird. On the Pogue, the park's 14-acre pond, Great Blue herons fish for bass. At night, the forest is the home many different owl species, including the Barred owl, which is commonly seen in the park.
 
Link to this Resource Brief - Annual volunteer landbird survey results for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

The Northeast Temperate Network (NETN) monitors a variety of natural resource indicators, called vital signs, for 12 parks in the northeast and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Read the results of the annual volunteer landbird survey results for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP in this resource brief.
 
Common Merganser brood
Common Merganser brood in the park
K Jones

Did You Know?

A detail from sculpted Shaw Memorial, showing a man on horseback and soldiers marching alongside. NPS Photo.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP offers the system's first Civil War Home Front tour. 11 African-American veterans of the 54th Massachusetts are buried adjacent to the park. The Shaw Memorial, immortalizing the 54th, can be seen at Saint-Gaudens NHS and Boston African-American NHS.