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

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.

Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas
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Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

The recent die-off is the latest in a string of mysterious seabird mortalities in the Pacific Ocean.

Landslide Triggered by New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony
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Landslide Triggered by New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake last week might have killed up to a quarter of the world's Hutton's Shearwaters.

The Common Swift Is No Longer the Fastest-Flying Animal
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The Common Swift Is No Longer the Fastest-Flying Animal

And here's a surprise: It wasn't even dethroned by another bird.

Was an Owl the Real Culprit in the Peterson Murder Mystery?
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Was an Owl the Real Culprit in the Peterson Murder Mystery?

A grisly whodunit may rest on the oddest criminal defense theory in recent history. We asked the experts if it’s possible.

The Saga of 16-11, a Star-Crossed Whooping Crane Now in Mating Rehab
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The Saga of 16-11, a Star-Crossed Whooping Crane Now in Mating Rehab

This fall, an endangered Whooping Crane that produced a hybrid chick with a Sandhill Crane had to be removed from the wild. This is his story.

Yes! More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered
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Yes! More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered

The nocturnal bird is so rare that it was once thought to be extinct. This recent discovery gives its struggling population a big boost.

Should the Whooping Crane Shooter's Fine Have Been Higher?
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Should the Whooping Crane Shooter's Fine Have Been Higher?

The Texas man who killed two of the endangered birds will pay $25,810—one-fifth the cost of raising a single Whooping Crane to adulthood.

The Misadventures of Canuck, the World's Most Infamous Crow
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The Misadventures of Canuck, the World's Most Infamous Crow

The Canadian corvid is a social media star, entertaining and educating people through his various mischievous deeds.

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