The Birds of the Northeastern Forests webinar was held on April 18, 2012. The powerpoint presentation slides is available. Watch the webinar below.
The forests of the northeast are home to some of the greatest diversity of nesting songbirds in the country. For a number of these species, such as the black-throated blue warbler, the Northern Forest is the core of their breeding range. Others, including the wood thrush, are showing long-term population declines. Audubon Vermont, through the Forest Bird Initiative and its partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation on the Foresterís for the Birds project, is working with landowners, foresters, and other land managers in the conservation of these species through integration of bird habitat and timber management.
In this webinar held April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch introduced us to some of the forest songbird species of conservation priority for the region. We also heard about the innovative Foresters for the Birds partnership and how active forest management can be a tool for habitat enhancement for a wide range of bird species.
Resources Discussed in this Webinar
- Birders Dozen: (each link goes to an information page where you can also hear the bird sounds)
- Forest Bird Initiative
- Foresters for the Birds program
- Birds with Silviculture in Mind: Birder's Dozen Pocket Guide for Vermont Foresters
- Forest Bird Habitat Assessment: Guide to Integrating Bird Habitat Data into a Vermont Forest Inventory
- Silviculture with Birds in Mind: Options for Integrating Timber and Songbird Habitat Management in Northern Hardwood Stands in Vermont
- Three Foresters for the Birds resources are available in print for $15. To order, call Jen at 802-434-3068 and mention that you participate in this webinar.
- Audubon Bird App
- Factors Influencing Woodpecker Predation on Emerald Ash Borer journal article
This webinar is eligible for 1 category 1 SAF CFE. These credits are available for one month (April 18 - May 18, 2012) after the original webinar date by watching the recordings. Please be sure to fill in your member information when you sign in to watch the recording.
Steve Hagenbuch has worked with Audubon in a variety of roles since 1998. Currently, he is a conservation biologist with Audubon Vermontís Forest Bird Initiative. In this position, Steve works with private landowners, municipalities, foresters, and land managers to promote management activities that will enhance the habitat value of forestland for priority bird species. In 2009, Steve obtained his masterís degree in conservation biology from Antioch University New England. His graduate research investigated the implications of maple sugarbush management for Neotropical migrant songbirds. When not in the woods on business, Steve can still be found there - hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, exploring with his son Grady and daughter Willa, or whatever else seems like fun. Steve, his wife Dana, Grady and Willa live on an 1850ís farm in Waterbury Center VT.
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