Bird Conservation Region Planning Updates – Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands (BCR 69) and Peninsular Florida (BCR 31)

May 20th, 2016|Research|

Bird conservation partners in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture (ACJV) are now closer to having a full complement of Bird Conservation Region (BCR) Plans that cover our entire geographic area. Currently, BCR plans exist for the Atlantic Northern Forest (14), Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain (13), New England/Mid-Atlantic Coast (30), Piedmont (29), and the eastern [...]

University of Maine Finishes Field Study of Songbirds in the Northern Forest

May 20th, 2016|Research|

Researchers from the University of Maine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and the USGS Cooperative Wildlife Research Units at the University of Maine and the West Virginia University recently finished the field work on an investigation of bird distributions in the Northern Forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The Northeast Region [...]

Video Series Documents Benefits to Bird Community Following Management Activities

April 25th, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach|

The Ohio Division of Natural Resources has partnered with the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) and the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture in developing a video series focused on private landowners who have managed their forests to improve avian habitat. The goal is to document the positive changes to bird communities following management activities. Production of the [...]

New Research Identifies Abundant Wood Thrush Population in Remnant Dry Forest Patches of Honduras

April 25th, 2016|Research|

Studies conducted by Fabiola Rodriguez and Jeff Larkin of Indiana University of Pennsylvania identified Wood Thrush as one of the most abundant migratory birds in remnant dry forest patches of Honduras. This is of particular interest as Wood Thrush are usually associated with moister conditions. The study was part of a project to evaluate the [...]

Protecting and Managing Habitat in the Highlands of Roan

April 25th, 2016|Habitat Conservation|

In 2015, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) permanently protected, through purchase, 198 acres in Mitchell and Avery County, North Carolina, a part of our Highlands of Roan program. These two tracts will provide habitat for many priority forest birds including Wood Thrush, Canada Warbler, and Saw-whet Owl. They will also provide more than 30 [...]

Guide Enhances Understanding of Farm Bill Conservation Programs

November 6th, 2015|Bird Conservation, Habitat Conservation, Species Recovery|

The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation is a collaborative effort by conservation partners that provides a new tool for those who work with private landowners and agricultural producers in adopting conservation practices included in the 2014 Farm Bill. It provides biologists, range conservationists, foresters, and others with a road map [...]