The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a beautiful bird, native only to North America. With its sky-blue feathers, it has long been considered a sign of happiness and good luck for those who are fortunate enough to spot one. In the northeast, however, it is becoming as uncommon as its habitat.
Ongoing monitoring of nesting success helps determine trends or fluctuations in numbers and offers a better understanding of what management and conservation efforts are needed. Below are the survey results of several bird species the department is currently monitoring to ensure these species are here for all Vermonters to enjoy now and into the future.