- Status in VT: Increased by 800% (1 to 9 blocks). Greatest increases in Northern Vermont Piedmont.
- Data from other research: VTFWD Mid-winter Survey and Spring Survey
- Conservation status: State rank S1B; S4N; SGCN-H; E
- Other atlases: NY: 2 blocks during first Atlas, 92 pairs during second Atlas; similar increases in MD, ON, and PA.
- VT’s role in North American range: VT is within the core of the historic range.
- Causes of change since first Atlas: Recovery efforts including reintroduction, habitat protection, and the ban on DDT.
- Management/Monitoring recommendations: Continued population monitoring to ensure stability; establishment of breeding site buffers; installation of predator guards on nest trees; protection of nest sites from disturbance and development. See VT Bald Eagle Recovery Plan.
First Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (1976-1981)
Second Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (2003 – 2007)
Change in Distribution
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