The State of The Mountain Birds

Measuring the Population Health of Our Northeastern U.S. Montane Bird Species

Read the summary of the State of the Mountain Birds Report: 2020
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What is a Mountain Bird?

The spruce-fir evergreen forests that drape the upper slopes of the high mountains of the northeastern United States are home to a special group of birds. Outside of these mountains, most of these species live only in the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska. These are our mountain birds.

Meet the Mountain Birds of the Northeastern U.S.

Measuring the Health of Mountain Bird Populations With Citizen Science

Every summer since 2001, hundreds of dedicated citizen scientists have taken to the high country from New York to Maine to count mountain birds in the month of June. The data they collect allow us to measure the health of our mountain birds.

The Mountain Birdwatch Program

Conservation Action

Conservation works best when it is informed by science. What does the science say about maintaining the health of mountain birds?

Taking Action

About The State of The Mountain Birds Report

Documenting the State of the Mountain Birds would not have been possible without help from many people and organizations. Learn more about that community here.

About the State of the Mountain Birds Report

Meet the Mountain Birds