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 Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed
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Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.

Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up
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Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up

Within days of losing their nest, the eagles built a new one and possibly even laid another egg, which would be an unprecedented achievement.

In India, Two Brothers Are Saving Black Kites from a Surprising Foe: Paper Kites
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In India, Two Brothers Are Saving Black Kites from a Surprising Foe: Paper Kites

Competitive kite flying in Delhi is slicing up raptors. These siblings are patching up injured birds and pushing for safer skies.

Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead
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Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead

Ready to move on from Mallards? Start with these adorable little ducks.

Cómo dar la bienvenida a las aves de invierno
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Cómo dar la bienvenida a las aves de invierno

El otoño puede ser sinónimo de migración, pero el norte de un ave es el sur de otra.

Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations Are Plummeting, with No Single Culprit
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Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations Are Plummeting, with No Single Culprit

As Arctic shorebird numbers decrease, scientists blame farming, hunting, development, climate change—or all of the above?

Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
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Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

Coming to Burlington, South Royalton, and Montpelier

Inside the Controversial Vote to Make the Gray Jay Canada's National Bird
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Inside the Controversial Vote to Make the Gray Jay Canada's National Bird

The jay will likely get the title, but representatives for the other four final contenders still have plenty to say about the pick.

Category: High-End
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Category: High-End

The top-scoring binoculars in the $1,000–$2,000 range.

New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird
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New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird

Don’t let the mean old city get you down, buddy.

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