Of the roughly 200 regularly-breeding species in Vermont, nearly 75 percent are migratory.

Threats during migration

Threats on the wintering grounds

Conservation measures on the Neotropical wintering grounds generally lag behind breeding season conservation efforts in North America. For example:

Bird conservation paradigm is shifting to include “full life-cycle stewardship”, in which conservation of migratory birds is conducted across political borders. Conservation of Vermont’s migratory birds will require action well beyond our own borders.