Working Lands

Shrublands & Young Forests

Creating early-successional habitat that birds need.
Prairie Warbler Photo: Darla J Oathout/Audubon Photography Awards
Working Lands

Shrublands & Young Forests

Creating early-successional habitat that birds need.

New York State’s old fields, shrublands, and young forests are home to significant populations of some of the highest priority birds in the Atlantic Flyway. These birds depend on the habitats that grow back after natural and human-caused disturbances and tell us a lot about the health and age class balance of our forested landscapes.