State of the Birds

Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapilla

The nearly ubiquitous, ground-nesting Ovenbird nests on the leaf-littered forest floor in deciduous and mixed forested areas all across Massachusetts. It is especially numerous in the western parts of the state.
Conservation Status
No Action: Likely Increase

Tracking This Bird In Massachusetts

Climate Vulnerability Score
Likely Vulnerable
Mass Audubon Mean likelihood of occurrence (current)
0.53
Mass Audubon Mean likelihood of occurrence (2050)
0.44
Mass Audubon Absolute change in likelihood of occurrence
-0.09
U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Bird Atlas (Hadly Hi emissions scenario)a
-22.80
National Audubon Societyb
Climate Threatened
a USFS model data for Massachusetts by 2100
b National Audubon Society's Climate Change Atlas was completed on a continental scale.
Breeding Bird Atlas
Atlas I Blocks
680
Atlas II Blocks
891
Percent of state occupied - Atlas I
70
Percent of state occupied - Atlas II
86
Percent change
117
Breeding Bird Survey
Annual trend 1966-2010
0.2%
P-value
not significant
Number of routes
27
Recent trend 2000-2010
1.4%
Christmas Bird Count
Trend (1963-2008)
0
Significantly different than zero
Trend (1963-1979)
0
Significantly different than zero
Trend (1979-2008)
0
Significantly different than zero

Habitat Usage

Breeding
Forest
Wintering
Does not winter in Massachusetts

Additional Information

Climate Suitability Current and 2050