The Loggerhead Shrike is one of North America’s most-threatened grassland bird species. Once common throughout much of North America, populations have decreased significantly across the species range including here in Tennessee.
In an attempt to address these and other concerns, a North American Loggerhead Shrike Working Group has been created. Two and 5-year Action Plans have been developed and beginning in 2017 Southeastern Avian Research will be joining this study and along with The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will begin work banding, monitoring and surveying shrikes in Tennessee.
It’s our hope that this study will give us a better understanding of actual populations numbers, site fidelity, recruitment, breeding status and longevity and we can then work to help re-establish this iconic grassland bird.