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

Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
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Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

Coming to Burlington and Montpelier

John Oliver Hits the Roseate Spoonbill Where It Hurts
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John Oliver Hits the Roseate Spoonbill Where It Hurts

This Sunday on his show, the comedian said the spoonbill looks like a flamingo that got its "stupid bird face stuck into a panini press." Ouch. Learn about the bizarre but beautiful bird here.

The Story of Harvey, a Cooper’s Hawk Rescued in Houston During the Hurricane
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The Story of Harvey, a Cooper’s Hawk Rescued in Houston During the Hurricane

After seeking shelter in a taxicab, the bird was eventually taken in by a Houston wildlife rehab center preparing for an influx of injured animals.

Honeyeaters Steal Fur from Sleeping Koalas for Their Nests
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Honeyeaters Steal Fur from Sleeping Koalas for Their Nests

Even more surprising: the snoozing marsupials don't seem to mind.

How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model
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How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model

A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.

After Dozens of Duck Deaths, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Gets Drained
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After Dozens of Duck Deaths, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Gets Drained

The National Park Service began emptying the parasite-ridden pool for a thorough cleaning on Sunday.

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.

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