Bird Studies Canada has been delivering the High Elevation Landbird Program in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia since 2002, and is the Canadian co-coordinator of the International Bicknell's Thrush Conservation Group.
The Bicknell's Thrush, a Threatened songbird, is among the landbird species of highest conservation concern in North America. In Atlantic Canada, the species' breeding habitats include the thick conifer forests found on mountaintops and coastal headlands. It is also found in regenerating high-elevation industrial forest where tree density is very high. This habitat is at risk from wind power development, some forestry practices, acidic precipitation, mercury deposition, and climatic warming.
The multi-faceted High Elevation Landbird Program includes working with local communities, industry, and government to conserve Bicknell's Thrush habitat, as well as monitoring and research efforts to track population trends as part of regional and international efforts to track the species' range-wide recovery.
Bird Projects Biologist, Atlantic Region
This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.