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.

Bird Banding to Track Migration
Conservation

Bird Banding to Track Migration

Tracking bird migration with the MAPS bird banding station at the Green Mountain Audubon Center.

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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
Birds

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

Top Music and Hollywood Artists Join Forces in “The Birdsong Project” To Benefit the National Audubon Society in Celebrating and Protecting Birds
Birds

Top Music and Hollywood Artists Join Forces in “The Birdsong Project” To Benefit the National Audubon Society in Celebrating and Protecting Birds

Contributors include Yoko Ono, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Ronson, Wale, Beck, Andrew Bird, Elvis Costello, Jim James, Karen O, Angélica Negrón, Calexico, Michael Uzowuru, Stephin Merritt, Karen Elson, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, and more.

Inside the Amazing Cross-Continent Saga of the Steller’s Sea-Eagle
Birds

Inside the Amazing Cross-Continent Saga of the Steller’s Sea-Eagle

The journey of the lost Asian bird started more than a year ago. Follow along as birders gather in awe and speculate on its next moves.

Newly Recorded Condor ‘Virgin Birth’ Is Another Way Birds Are Like Reptiles
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Newly Recorded Condor ‘Virgin Birth’ Is Another Way Birds Are Like Reptiles

Zoo researchers discovered that two female California Condors had reproduced without males, a phenomenon known as parthenogenesis.

Reimagining the American Avocet
Birds

Reimagining the American Avocet

Phil Wheeler uses repeating patterns to unite a hungry wader with otherworldly terrain.

1,158 Bird Species, 7,500 Miles, 1,000 Cups of Coffee and Counting: Meet the Couple Doing the First-Ever Big Year Across Colombia
Birds

1,158 Bird Species, 7,500 Miles, 1,000 Cups of Coffee and Counting: Meet the Couple Doing the First-Ever Big Year Across Colombia

As they’ve crisscrossed the country tallying and documenting birds, photographers Niky Carrera Levy and Mauricio Ossa have also discovered hundreds of untold stories of conservation heroes.

How a Landmark Environmental Law May Have Quietly Saved a Billion Birds
Birds

How a Landmark Environmental Law May Have Quietly Saved a Billion Birds

New research reveals a previously uncounted benefit of the Clean Air Act—at a time when the Trump administration is weakening its protections.

10 razones genial para celebrar a los pingüinos
Birds

10 razones genial para celebrar a los pingüinos

Prepara tu traje más elegante. ¡Es el Día de la Concienciación por los Pingüinos!

Those Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats? They're No Laughing Matter.
Birds

Those Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats? They're No Laughing Matter.

While the internet got a kick out of the latest meme, Mariah Hillman rushed to the scene to save the wild birds from danger or even death.

BLM’s Final Environmental Review for Arctic Refuge Drilling Glaringly Underestimates Harm to Wildlife
Birds

BLM’s Final Environmental Review for Arctic Refuge Drilling Glaringly Underestimates Harm to Wildlife

Rushed and faulty process gives green light to massive and permanent destruction of Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain, an irreplaceable habitat for birds and other wildlife

Exhausted Birds Become Lunch Meat for Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico
Birds

Exhausted Birds Become Lunch Meat for Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

New research shows that these apex predators wait for food to fall out of the sky during migration.

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