Dry forest habitat in Honduras. Photo: Fabiola Rodriguez
Wood Thrush spend more than half of their annual cycle in evergreen broadleaf forests from southern Mexico to Colombia. Destruction and fragmentation of forests are recognized as the major factors resulting in the species’ declining abundance. Wood Thrush also appear to respond strongly to moisture levels, and changing moisture patterns due to climate change may pose an additional threat in the future.
The Alliance is using existing and new science to develop conservation strategies for protecting or improving large tracts of evergreen broadleaf forests that will be beneficial to people, Wood Thrush and other wildlife. Our partnership is focused on identifying and protecting key forest cores, improving avian monitoring during the non-breeding period (Nov – Mar), and identifying and addressing key threats to the sustainability of this landscape. Working across multiple countries provides both challenges and opportunities for collaborative action, increasing the need for both creative and thoughtful solutions.