From warblers and thrushes to vireos and flycatchers, Vermont provides summer breeding habitat for some of the greatest diversity of neotropical migratory songbirds found anywhere in the lower 48 states. Many of these species are at risk due to loss of suitable habitat, forest fragmentation, introduced species, incompatible forest management, and climate change. Bird conservation in the 21st century requires a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach.
Over the past decade Audubon Vermont has been working closely with landowners, foresters, maple syrup producers, legislators, and others to raise awareness of the important role our state’s forests play in hemispheric bird conservation.
In this presentation Steve will introduce a number of bird species of conservation priority and discuss forest management practices that can mitigate the threats to their survival and create high-quality nesting habitats.
Presented by Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont Senior Conservation Biologist and Forester
Co-Sponsored by The Corinth Conservation Commission & BML