Bicknell's Thrush

New York News
7:45 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Group Settles Over Protection for Rare Bird

Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus bicknelli, by T. B. Ryder
Credit T.B. Ryder/USFWS

An environmental group says it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over endangered species status for a rare migratory songbird which nests on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks and eastern Canada.

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New York News
9:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Vermont Group Plans to Sue to Protect Rare Songbird

Bicknell's Thrush
Credit Larry Master, masterimages.org

An environmental group plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not giving endangered species status to a rare songbird that breeds on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks and eastern Canada, and winters in the Caribbean.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Endangered Status Considered for Bicknell's Thrush

Bicknell Thursh
T.B. Ryder USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a rare songbird that breeds atop mountains in the Adirondacks and northern New England may need protection as an endangered species.

The Bicknell's Thrush, which overwinters in the Caribbean, has one of the most limited breeding and wintering ranges of any bird in North America. It nests at high elevations in New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Center for Biological Diversity in Richmond, Vt. launched the endangered petition.  Northeast Conservation Advocate Mollie Matteson.