All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Wood Thrush populations have dropped significantly in recent years. This is largely due to habitat loss and forest fragmentation. While Wood Thrushes can still nest in areas that have been affected by forest fragmentation, they will often have reduced breeding success due to increased parasitism and predation.


Ideal habitat for Wood Thrushes includes trees over 50 feet tall, a moderate understory of saplings and shrubs, an open floor with moist soil and decaying leaf litter, and water nearby. Favored understory species include southern arrowwood, smooth blackhaw, spicebush, coast pepperbush, rhododendron, and blueberry.