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

Bird Monitoring Walks at the Green Mountain Audubon Center
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Bird Monitoring Walks at the Green Mountain Audubon Center

Spend time outdoors, see amazing birds and contribute to global conservation efforts.

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species
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Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.

Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)
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Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

Hatched by a 20-year-old college student, the Birds Aren’t Real movement has drawn intrigue and scorn on Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter.

How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds
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How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.

A Biologist's Bittersweet Return to See the Birds She Helped Save
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A Biologist's Bittersweet Return to See the Birds She Helped Save

Alisa Esposito made it her mission to protect Purple Martins from deadly collisions on a North Carolina bridge. When personal tragedy struck, the birds helped her through the ordeal.

Plants for Birds: Burlington - Urban Planter Project
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Plants for Birds: Burlington - Urban Planter Project

Native plants for small and urban spaces.

How to Deal With Birding FOMO
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How to Deal With Birding FOMO

It’s been a week since I missed out on the Kirtland’s Warbler that strayed into Manhattan. I’m still not over it.

Distinguished Group of Senators Stands Up in Defense of Key Bird Law
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Distinguished Group of Senators Stands Up in Defense of Key Bird Law

Ten Senators urge Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect birds and interpret the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the same manner as administrations from both parties the past 40 years.

How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms
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How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms

Birds can often appear distressed during the winter. Not all need to be rescued, but when they do, call a pro.

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