VCE Releases a Major Report Documenting the Status of Vermont’s Forest Birds
A 25-year study of Vermont’s forest birds, including woodpeckers, warblers and other iconic species, has documented a 14.2 percent overall population decline during the period, raising concerns about birds and forests alike.
- Relative abundance of forest birds declined by 14%
- 8 species increased significantly
- 13 species declined significantly
- Recommendations for land conservation and forest management practices
- Review of programs working to enhance VT forests for biodiversity
Download the Report (PDF)
Read the VCE Blog post – New VCE Study Reveals Decline in 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.