Danbury Bog WMA, Danbury

Birds of Interest

The wetlands at Danbury bog support a variety of native and migrating waterfowl, including mallards, black ducks, wood ducks, and ring-necked ducks. Other common birds include great blue heron, woodcock, and ruffed grouse.

Wilson snipe have been known to breed at Danbury Bog.

About this Location

The Danbury Fish and Game Club donated the dam site and the flowage rights to the NH Fish and Game Department in 1948. An additional 20 acres abutting the marsh were acquired in 1987 with Duck Stamp revenues. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funds was used to construct the dam and to acquire the additional acreage.

Danbury Bog is an open marsh with emergent vegetation and forested/shrub edges providing excellent nesting habitat for waterfowl. The Department owns only 21.3 acres; 225 acres are privately owned and leased by the Department to maintain the habitat. A small water control structure enables the Department to maintain water levels in the marsh.

From the center of Danbury, take NH-104 south and take the first right. Travel 0.3 miles and the dam site will be on the left. A small parking area for 2 to 3 cars and a wildlife management area sign is adjacent to the dam. Canoes and small boats can easily be launched from the dam site.

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