Photo: Red-eyed Vireo|Sean Graesser
Forest for Birds - Habitat Assessment Program
Thanks to funding from the U.S. Forest Service, Audubon Connecticut's Forest for Birds program is integrating science, education, public policy, and land management expertise to ensure the continued existence of high-quality breeding habitat for forest songbirds along the Atlantic Flyway. One of the primary ways we work toward achieving this goal is to collaborate with and provide technical assistance, via habitat assessments, for landowners, land managers, and communities who wish to protect and enhance habitat for breeding forest birds on the properties they own and/or manage.
What is a forest bird habitat assessment?
A habitat assessment is an ecological census of current songbird and forest habitat conditions on your property conducted by an Audubon conservation biologist and Certified Foresters from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Ferruci & Walicki, LLC during the spring or summer months.
Audubon Connecticut is a state-wide organization, and the number of habitat assessment applicants often exceeds our ability to assist all interested landowners. As a consequence, we prioritize our habitat assessment work to parcels of 10+acres within continuous canopy forests that are critically important areas (orange blocks) for breeding songbirds.
For additional information, please contact Audubon Sharon.