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All Things Considered

A Rare New England Bird May Actually Be Endangered

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The Bicknell’s thrush is a migratory songbird that winters in the Caribbean but comes to northern New England to breed.

It's long been hard to find in the region – and conservationists say that’s becoming a big problem. In fact, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week it’s considering the Bicknell’s thrush for endangered species status.

Mollie Matteson is a conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity in Vermont. She joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to explain.