Birds

Yellow-rumped Warbler Photo: Noah Browning/Audubon Photography Awards

Birds in Vermont

Audubon Vermont works under National Audubon’s Atlantic Flyway Initiative to protect birds and their habitats in Vermont.  Our science-based approach works to save birds through conservation, education, and advocacy.  We collaborate with landowners, land managers, government agencies, and private industry to improve habitat quality for priority bird species. Birds that nest in Vermont’s forests, shrublands and grasslands benefit from our habitat restoration efforts on working lands, and Vermont’s endangered species recovery efforts have seen measurable successes throughout the State.

Forest Bird Initiative
Working Lands

Forest Bird Initiative

Keeping Common Birds Common

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Endangered Species Recovery Projects
Endangered Species Recovery

Endangered Species Recovery Projects

Monitoring Species of Greatest Conservation Need

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Champlain Valley Bird Initiative
Working Lands

Champlain Valley Bird Initiative

Helping protect priority birds of the Champlain Valley

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Priority Birds in Vermont

National Audubon has identified 32 priority bird species within the Atlantic Flyway.  These species are threatened in terms of their long-term survival and embody a range of other birds and wildlife that share the same habitat conditions.  Vermont’s priority bird species include species that nest in forests, shrublands, and grasslands.  Learn more...

Bird-Friendly Maple Project
Working Lands

Bird-Friendly Maple Project

Collaborating to keep sugarbush habitat sweet for songbirds

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How to Stop Cats from Killing Birds
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How to Stop Cats from Killing Birds

A cat owner and avian ecologist found an effective solution to a perennial problem. But will other cat owners use it?

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Birds in the News

Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan
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Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan

Sweeping land-use plans kept the Greater Sage-Grouse off the endangered species list. What happens if the Trump administration rolls them back?

Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes
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Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes

He’s had a long life and dozens of chicks. But most importantly, he’s a symbol of prosperity for a rebounding species and region.

This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City
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This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

The Wild Bird Fund tends to thousands of birds with help from committed rehabbers and curious rescuers. Meet some of the patients in recovery.

Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths
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Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.

Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night
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Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night

Animal Services was able to rescue just three birds after a massive number of spring migrants hit a glass-sided tower in Galveston.

British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird
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British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird

The bird, a female, was reported on a remote Scottish island this weekend, inspiring "twitchers" throughout the UK to go on the chase of their lives.

Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam
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Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.

Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood
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Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood

This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?

Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise
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Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.

Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow
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Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow

At the U.S. National Arboretum, both eagle parents settled on their nest to warm their eggs, and each other, through the cold, icy night.

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