With a quarter century of data, the Vermont Forest Bird Monitoring Program is helping biologists, land managers and policy makers make sound decisions on forest management and songbird conservation.
One trend analysis of the data revealed significant declines for several species, including Blue-headed Vireo, Wood Thrush, and Hermit Thrush (Vermont’s state bird). Project results have also spawned additional research on Canada Warbler and on the effects of a Vermont ice storm on breeding birds.
VCE is now poised for a new analysis and publication based on a full 25 years of work on this project. It will be the most comprehensive and powerful work on the data set to date. Read more about that in a prospectus called The Status of Vermont Forest Birds.
- Long-term Avian Research and Monitoring on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont – A 2013 report to the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (3M PDF)
- Sorting Through the Morning Chorus – An interim population trend report based on data from 1989-2006
- Canada Warbler: Population Status and Habitat Requirements
- Conserving Canada Warbler Habitat – A guide for landowners
- Chace, J.F., S.D. Faccio, and A. Chacko. 2009. Canada warbler habitat use of northern hardwoods in Vermont. Northeastern Naturalist 16:491-500.
- Faccio, S.D. 2003. Effects of ice storm-created gaps on forest breeding bird communities in Central Vermont. Forest Ecology and Management 186:133-145.
- Faccio, S.D., and C.C. Rimmer. 1999. High rates of Brown-headed Cowbird occurrence in Champlain Valley forests: Conservation implications for migratory songbirds. In: Manley, T.O. and P.L. Manley, editors. Lake Champlain in Transition: From Research Toward Restoration. American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., pp 361-370.
- Faccio, S.D., C. C. Rimmer, and K.P. McFarland. 1998. Results of the Vermont Forest Bird Monitoring Program, 1989-96. Northeastern Naturalist 5(4): 293-312.