Recently it was reported here that one of our regional birding hotspots, the floodplains in Woodstock, were posted as no trespass. As some of you know, we've been birding on these lands for decades and as the data on the Vermont eBird hotspot suggest, we've tallied quite a nice list of species and checklists, see http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/hotspot/L16771 <http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/hotspot/L167714>. Fortunately, we will be able to continue our birding activities at this location. I spoke with the Woodstock Inn and Resort management (the name on the posted signs and owners) and they assured me that the birding community is welcome to continue birding this area. I would like to stress that we need to continue to be respectful of the landowner by not interfering with farming operations at all and to stick to the very edges of fields or on the tractor lanes and not venture into tilled and planted locations.
Thanks, Kent ____________________________
Kent McFarland Vermont Center for Ecostudies PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055 802.649.1431 x201