- Status in VT: Increased by 2% (172 to 176 blocks). Greatest increase in the Champlain Valley.
- Data from other research: BBS data indicate a significant decrease in abundance (-1.8% per year), though still abundant in VT.
- Conservation status: State rank S5B; SSC; SGCN
- Other atlases: NY: 10%; PA: 35%; ON: increase in all physiographic regions
- VT’s role in North American range: VT is within the core of the range.
- Causes of change since first Atlas:Distribution stable, decrease in abundance potentially due to: loss of successional habitats due to conversion to non-forested uses; reductions in active forest management.
- Management/Monitoring recommendations: Maintain seedling/sapling forest habitat.
First Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (1976-1981)
Second Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas (2003 – 2007)
Change in Distribution
Encyclopedia of Life
All About Birds