Canada geese assemble at Dead Creek from many locations within eastern North America. They are attracted to this management area because of the protection offered by the refuge and the excellent combination of forage fields and water. Fall concentrations of geese here are the largest to be found within the Champlain Valley region of Vermont.
Early spring finds migrant birds resting here as they fly from their wintering grounds in the Chesapeake Bay region to their ancestral breeding areas in northern Quebec. This period also heralds the return of our local breeding population which winters in coastal New Jersey and nests at Dead Creek.
The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area provides a quality environment for Canada geese which, in turn, creates excellent recreational opportunities for all who enjoy these magnificent waterfowl.
Erected by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Waterways & Vessels. A significant day of the year for for this entry is November 15.
Location. 44° 5.115′ N, 73° 20.207′ W. Marker is near Addison, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Vermont Route 17W 1.7 miles west of Vermont Route 22A, on the left when traveling west. Markers are under a shelter at the roadside wildlife viewing area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 Vermont Route 17W, Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wetland Resources (here, next to this marker); Snow Geese (here, next to this marker); The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.