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Grassland bird populations decline in Vermont
State News
July 26, 2017

Grassland bird populations decline in Vermont

Grassland-nesting bird populations continue to decline in numbers in Vermont, according to recent surveys conducted by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VTF&W) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bird species that nest in grasslands include vesper sparrows, grasshopper sparrows, bobolinks, and eastern meadowlarks,…

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Fewer birds appear to live in Vermont today than 25 years ago, according to recent research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The most dramatic declines in bird populations were seen among those that live off flying insects, scientists say. Known…