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.

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
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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

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

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