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

Distinguished Group of Senators Stands Up in Defense of Key Bird Law
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Distinguished Group of Senators Stands Up in Defense of Key Bird Law

Ten Senators urge Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect birds and interpret the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the same manner as administrations from both parties the past 40 years.

The Bizarre Walk of the Western Grebe Caught on Camera
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The Bizarre Walk of the Western Grebe Caught on Camera

Western Grebes famously run on water, but few ornithologists have seen them using their aquatic feet to scamper across land.

Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?
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Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

Yes, that is a cardinal. We asked experts how this redbird might have gotten its golden feathers.

Dame refugio: ¿Cómo sobreviven las aves a una tormenta de nieve?
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Dame refugio: ¿Cómo sobreviven las aves a una tormenta de nieve?

Las aves se las ingenian para hacer frente a condiciones climáticas extremas, como las de los últimos días en Estados Unidos.

The Search and Recovery of Condor Chick 871, Wildfire Survivor
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The Search and Recovery of Condor Chick 871, Wildfire Survivor

When the Thomas Fire approached a California Condor nest last month, the chick’s radio signal went dark. Biologists recently returned to the burn area to find her.

Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
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Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

Coming to Burlington and Montpelier

BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered
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BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered

“I like birds as much as the next guy.” So do we, BuzzFeed. So do we.

Hold Onto Your Bins: Another Blizzard of Snowy Owls Could Be Coming
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Hold Onto Your Bins: Another Blizzard of Snowy Owls Could Be Coming

Will this winter bring an irruption of the Arctic raptors to the continental U.S.? A few clues from up north have Project SNOWstorm predicting yes.

Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York
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Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

For two days, scopes lined a Long Island parkway as birders delighted in the European visitor, which traveled even farther than its audience.

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