In the scraggly high-elevation forests of our region, the Bicknell’s Thrush makes its summer home. But threats to both its summer habitat in the northeast and its winter habitat in Hispaniola are causing a decline in the tiny songbird’s population. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering placing the bird under protection of the federal Endangered Species Act. We talk 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.
Vermont Public Radio: Bicknell's Thrush Considered For Endangered Species List
August 22, 2012