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Birds of Hogback Mountain

Noted birder and naturalist Bob Engel provided this list of birds he's noted at Hogback over the course several visits.  It's an impressive list and it's gratifying to realize that Hogback is home to such a population at least for part of the year.  Birdwatchers and hikers alike are encouraged to visit the conservation area at Hogback and enjoy some of these birds in a natural environment.  If you should find a bird on Hogback Mountain not mentioned here or have some pictures you'd like to share, we'd love to know.



Hogback Mountain Probable* Nesting Bird List (by sight and/or song)

This list is based on a modest number of visits (5/2008 – 6/2013) 

by Bob Engel

Broad-winged hawk
Ruffed Grouse
Mourning dove
Common Flicker
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated woodpecker
Eastern phoebe
Alder flycatcher
Eastern wood peewee
Great-crested flycatcher
Barn swallow
Blue jay
Black-capped chickadee
Tufted titmouse
White-breasted nuthatch
Red-breasted nuthatch

Scarlet Tanager  -  Mike Clough

Barred Owl   -  Mike Clough

*1.  - Singing male present for a week or more
       - Pair present in suitable habitat
       - Courtship display
       - Agitated behavior of adult bird with human/pet intrusion, etc.
  2. Possible Breeding
            Bird present in suitable habitat in breeding plumage – not included
  3. Transient birds not included.

Brown creeper
Winter wren
Wood thrush
Hermit thrush
Golden-crowned kinglet
Cedar waxwing
Blue-headed vireo
Red-eyed vireo
Magnolia warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Black-throated green warbler
Black-throated blue warbler
Chestnut-sided warbler
Red-winged blackbird
Scarlet tanager
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Indigo bunting
Purple finch
American goldfinch
Song sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Dark-eyed junco

Michael Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Musuem (at Hogback) wrote in to add:  "We have heard Barred owls calling from the top of Hogback as well as the south face of Mount Olga and further east in the valley and had nesting tree swallows behind the maintenance building this year."

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