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
Eastern wood peewee
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.
Black-throated green warbler
Black-throated blue warbler
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."