Bicknell’s Thrush

Bicknell's Thrush incubating a nest on Stratton Mountain,Vermont
K.P. McFarland / Vermont Center for Ecostudies

The Bicknell’s Thrush summers on the highest peaks of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.  A new study released by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies has found their population is one of the smallest of any migratory songbird in the U.S. and Canada.

T.B. Ryder/USFWS

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect the Bicknell's Thrush as an endangered species.

Steve Faccio

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal notice of intent to sue the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not responding to its petition to grant endangered species status to the Bicknell’s thrush.  The rare songbird is only found on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks and eastern Canada during the summer, and a few Caribbean islands in winter.

Steve Faccio

A coalition of conservation and environmental groups in Vermont and the Adirondack region have launched a unique effort to protect a rare songbird.

T.B. Ryder / USFWS

A northeastern songbird may be headed to endangered species status.