About This Project
The Rusty Blackbird is a globally threatened North American songbird that has declined precipitously over the past century. The reasons for this decline have yet to be fully understood. This collaboration between the NH Audubon and University of Maine will use radio telemetry to examine how the species uses intensively managed forests that are common within their breeding range. We hypothesize that intensively managed forests will provide quality nesting and fledgling habitat for the species.