The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a destination spot for bird watchers who come to see the thousands of snow geese that flock there.
Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland explain why snow geese are on the decline and why that's a good thing. You'll hear the incredible din of the birds as they rise up from Dead Creek in a cloud of winged snow. Here are some additional resources to learn about Dead Creek and Snow Geese.
- Vermont e-Bird's live map of snow geese sightings
- Natrualist Brian Pfeiffer's 2015 Snow Goose Scoop
- All About Bird's Field Guide To Snow Geese
- Ornithologist Brian Sibley's guide on How To Identify White Geese
Outdoor Radio is produced by VPR Chief Audio Engineer Chris Albertine. The program is produced in collaboration with the Vermont Center For Ecostudies in Norwich, Vermont.