Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

4.9
#11 of 26 in Trails in Vermont
Must see · Hiking Trail · Specialty Museum
The Birds of Vermont Museum (BOVM) is a non-profit institution established in 1987 in Huntington, Vermont, United States. It was created to preserve and exhibit a collection of lifelike bird carvings for the purpose of educating people about the role of birds in the ecosystem. Today, the museum is surrounded by a 100-acre (0.40 km2) bird sanctuary and displays more than 495 biologically accurate woodcarvings created by Bob Spear, a Vermont naturalist and master woodcarver.
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  • Not a birder, I still enjoyed this stop. It is amazing the time and skill devoted to each of the carvings. The volunteers are friendly and eager to answer questions.  more »
  • This museum is the perfect setting for the collection it houses. If you are a fan of birding, woodcarving or nature; pay a visit here. Grounds are perfect for exploring. You’re virtually guaranteed...  more »
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  • A paradise for nature lovers! The Birds of Vermont Museum features a host of amazingly intricate and lifelike bird carvings completed over many years by Bob Spear whose dedication to conservation through education was obviously unfathomable. This fantastic resource offers a wealth of information about the avian population spending time in the Vermont region, realistic male and female representatives of most species, various bird and nature activities, as well as a woodland sanctuary of many acres available for those who wish to explore. Knowledgeable staff who love helping enthusiastic birders and novices alike round out the mix - it's definitely worth visiting regularly!
  • This is a smaller museum with countless hand-carved statues of the birds found in Vermont. Really well put together, very educational (and inspiring if you're into wood crafts), and all of the people who work and volunteer there are incredibly friendly! If you're around in May-June I recommend a Sunday morning bird watching walk!

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