- Status in VT: Increased by 36% (28 to 38 blocks). Greatest increases in Northern Green Mountains and Southern Vermont Piedmont.
- Data from other research: VT Marsh Bird Survey (1996 – 2008): average of 0.3 to 1.2 birds per survey station in 4 Champlain Valley marsh systems. Most abundant of the 7 species surveyed.
- Conservation status: State rank S4B
- Other atlases: NY: 21%; PA: 29%; ON: 72%
- VT’s role in North American range: VT is within the core of the range.
- Causes of change since first Atlas: More frequent use of recorded calls in second Atlas to elicit responses (?).
- Management/Monitoring recommendations: Use standardized surveys in Vermont’s marsh systems to track abundance.
First Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (1976-1981)
Second Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (2003 – 2007)
Change in Distribution
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