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Public invited to view waterfowl migration with expert

March 24, 2019

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting the public to view the spring migration of waterfowl at the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburgh with one of the department’s experts.

On April 11, waterfowl biologist David Sausville will be leading a bird watching tour.

The management area, a naturally productive wild rice marsh, attracts numerous species of waterfowl.

Sausville will lead participants on a brief walk along the shoreline to look for birds with binoculars. The group will also use a spotting scope to look at a nearby eagle nest.

Sausville says viewers could easily see six to 12 different species of waterfowl, numerous wading birds, osprey, eagles, and possibly several wetland mammals including muskrat, beaver, otter, and mink.