News & Events

April 20, 2016

New York Obtains Boreas Ponds Adirondack Tract

The 20,758 acre Boreas Ponds tract borders the largest wilderness areas in the Adirondacks. It is the last in a string of transactions to acquire former Finch Pruyn lands by the state of New York. It includes 50 miles of rivers and streams, forests and habitat for moose, loons and Bicknell’s Thrush.

November 10, 2015

International Experts Convene for Bicknell’s Thrush

Twenty-one stakeholders of the International Bicknell's Thrush Conservation Group convened recently in Woodstock, Vermont to launch a revision of the 2010 Conservation Action Plan for this globally rare and vulnerable migratory songbird.

June 3, 2015

Scientists Combine Bird Survey Data to Identify Vulnerable Boreal Species

Analyses of data from 16 point count programs conducted in spruce-fir forests in the Northeast and Midwest show that populations of four species considered ecological indicators for the boreal forest, Bicknell's thrush, yellow-bellied flycatcher, magnolia warbler and blackpoll warbler, are in significant decline.

August 22, 2012

Bicknell's Thrush Considered For Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering placing the bird under protection of the federal Endangered Species Act. VPR talks with Chris Rimmer of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and Mollie Matteson of the Center for Biological Diversity about the impact that human development and climate change have on the Bicknell’s Thrush.

July 29, 2010

A Hemispheric Conservation Plan for Bicknell’s Thrush

An international conservation group today unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s most rare and vulnerable songbirds, the Bicknell’s thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.