Thought I'd put together a few directions for those who might need some help on these very confusing trails.
Park in the dirt parking lot on the east side of Federal Hill Road near 506 Federal Hill Road in Milford (across the street from a huge red house)
Walk south on Federal Hill Rd. about 500 ft to a trail on the west side of the road that has an orange chain across the trail.
Walk down this trail (roughly west) a bit less than a mile, passing by multiple side trails - don't take any of these side trails. You'll go under power lines, pass several clearings in the woods, and then pass a beaver pond.
Soon after the beaver pond you'll start up the hill and see a sign for the junction of Vista Trail and Loop Trail. This is near the eastern edge of the brushy habitat that the Golden-wings prefer. Approximate coordinates - 42.779088, -71.634577
The birds have also been seen and heard farther west along this main trail for the next 400-500 ft. And one bird seems to prefer singing from the trees 100 yards to the north of the trail. The day I was there it only sang from the top of the tall trees and didn't sing from the brush.
Hope that helps everyone. It's exciting to think that these birds might actually be on territory.
From: 'L. Pagano' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
To: NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Sent: Fri, May 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Golden-winged warbler - yes
Which trails at Monson are the Loop and Vista trails. Thanks!
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2:18:13 PM UTC-4, Molly Jacobson wrote:
Had ok looks a few minutes ago, is periodically singing but very skittish. Still at the junction of Loop and Vista trails.