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Mountain Birdwatch

Mountain Birdwatch

is run by the

Vermont Center for Ecostudies

in partnership with

Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service,

and the

White Mountain National Forest

photo of Vermont mountains



Mountain Birdwatch is a long-term monitoring program for Bicknell's Thrush and other montane forest birds. From the Catskills to Mount Katahdin, trained volunteers conduct dawn surveys along foot trails that pass through some of the region's most awe-inspiring forests. The typical time commitment is one to two mornings each June, with overnight camping recommended on remote routes. Participants receive training in bird identification, experience the thrill of alpine adventure, and help guide the stewardship of vulnerable mountain habitat.


Open the Mountain Birdwatch website



Topic - mountain, songbirds, Bicknell's Thrush, spruce-fir

Audience - birdwatchers, hikers, backpackers

Location - New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Canada, wilderness

Goals - conservation, monitoring, education, research, point count



Judith Scarl, Mountain Birdwatch Director  email Judith


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