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Webinar: Conserving Vermont's Forest Birds

Are you interested in learning more about bird conservation efforts in Vermont and how you can make a difference on your own land? Please register today for the next Woods, Wildlife and Warblers webinar at 11 am on April 25!

From warblers and thrushes to vireos and flycatchers, Vermont provides summer breeding habitat for some of the greatest diversity of neotropical migratory songbirds found anywhere in the lower 48 states. Many of these species are at risk due to loss of suitable habitat, forest fragmentation, introduced species, incompatible forest management, and climate change.  Bird conservation in the 21st century requires a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach.

Over the past decade Audubon Vermont has been working closely with landowners, foresters, maple syrup producers, legislators, and others to raise awareness of the important role our state’s forests play in hemispheric bird conservation.  Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Conservation Biologist, will introduce a number of bird species of conservation priority and discuss how Audubon is working with others to help promote forest management that results in high-quality nesting habitat and addresses threats to their survival.

This webinar is free, but registration is required. Please register today at this link.

About the speaker, Steve Hagenbuch:

Steve is a conservation biologist with Audubon’s Working Lands and Healthy Forests programs where he works with landowners, foresters, and other natural resource professionals and partners to promote forest management activities that integrate timber and maple sugarbush management with migratory songbird habitat. Steve is currently a professional member of The Forest Stewards Guild, a member of the Waterbury Conservation Commission, and founder and chair of the Waterbury Land Initiative.  He received his master’s degree in conservation biology from Antioch University New England where he studied the implications of maple sugarbush stand structure and composition on the migratory songbird community.

Woods, Wildlife and Warblers is a non-profit partnership whose goal is to provide Vermont's landowners with the information and resources you need to better care for your woods and the wildlife that calls them home. Learn more here.

Even if you cannot attend, please register and we will send you the webinar recording.