BICKNELL'S THRUSH

INTRODUCTION 

The Bicknell’s thrush (Catharus bicknelli) is locally common to uncommon in BCR 14. It requires high-elevation stunted spruce-fir forests for nesting and cover. It has also been reported in low-elevation coastal softwood areas, particularly in maritime Canada. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14. Its population may or may not be declining; however, since its habitat availability is limited and fragile, it is a species of concern.

HABITAT NEEDS 

This bird nests primarily in dense, stunted spruce-fir, including the krummholz zone, found typically near high-elevation treeline.

Its territory size ranges from 2 to 5 acres.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 

Preserve as much of the high-elevation spruce-fir in its existing condition as possible by keeping human disturbance to a minimum.

Soil series include Berkshire variant, Glebe, Hermon variant, Monadnock variant, Ricker, Saddleback, Sisk, Stratton, Surplus.  These soils are classified as Important Forest Soils Group IIA.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION