Birds

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
NPS Photo Credit 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 of many different owl species, including the Barred owl, which is commonly seen in the park.


Print out a Bird Checklist grab your binoculars and put your results into eBird after exploring the park’s trails and birds!


Thanks to the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program's Northeast Temperate Network, we now have a bird checklist for the park in a downloadable pdf file. The data for the checklist came from the Network's breeding bird monitoring program, the NPSpecies database and hundreds of eBird checklists for the park. Way to go Northeast Temperate Network and citizen scientists! The park has a wide variety of habitats and birds and great trails to hike to to get to them. Our forestry program ensures habitat for some early successional species as well as conserving forest bird habitat.
 
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
NPS Photo Credit K Jones

Last updated: October 5, 2017

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