The Rusty Blackbird

rusty_blackbirdThe Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) is a widespread North American species that has shown chronic long-term and acute short-term population declines, based both on breeding season and wintering ground surveys. Rusty Blackbirds are ecologically distinct from other blackbirds, depending upon boreal wetlands for breeding and bottomland wooded-wetlands for wintering.

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Population in Decline

Why have Rusty Blackbird populations declined so much? Learn about the conservation issues researchers are addressing.
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Calling All Birders!

The Spring Migration Blitz challenges birders to go forth and seek the Rusty Blackbird during its spring migration northward!
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