International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance

The International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance (Alliance) is a consortium of scientists and conservation biologists from academic institutions, agencies, and non-profits in Central and North America. It is focused on conserving Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) populations using the best available science and raising awareness about the conservation needs of associated forest birds and their habitats. Our specific mission is to ensure the long-term viability of Wood Thrush populations and the habitats on which they depend through science-based, full life cycle conservation planning, management, and education.

Our Goals include:

  • Develop and implement a science-based, full life-cycle conservation plan that is focused on recovering and sustaining Wood Thrush populations through a framework of research, education, management, and monitoring.
  • Identify and fill science and conservation knowledge gaps by conducting original research and interpreting existing science.
  • Increase awareness about Wood Thrush conservation status and facilitate coordinated conservation planning throughout the species’ range.
  • Develop communication mechanisms for sharing information, promoting the International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance, and raising funds.

Below find a new Fact Sheet that highlights the Wood Thursh natural history, current activities of the Alliance, and how people can get involved.