For example, I spent yesterday up in the northwest corner of the state. I biked a 9-mile section of the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, transiting St Albans Town, Swanton, and Sheldon; the only raptor I saw or heard was one Broad-winged Hawk. It was a great ride, on a very well maintained trail, but the birds were not the highlight.
I've now logged 182 towns in my quest, with 79 left to go. Almost all require a 2 hour drive to get to, so there's a competition now on what to do on nice sunny weekends; amazingly (to my son), birding does not always win out!