Birds of Vermont Museum, 1 mi. w. at 900 Sherman Hollow Rd., contains 175 permanent exhibits, including 508 life-size wood carvings of birds painted to show typical or breeding plumage. The Vermont Nesting Bird gallery shows the male, female, nest and eggs in typical habitat vegetation. There also are exhibits depicting birds of prey, winter species, wetland birds and some of North America’s endangered and extinct birds. Special art and science exhibits, events, classes and carving demonstrations are offered. A bird-viewing window provides a great place to see and hear birds at their feeders.