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Forest Bird Monitoring Results and Publications

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Scarlet Tanager / © Bryan Pfeiffer

Scarlet Tanager / © Bryan Pfeiffer

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.

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