You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

2

0

▼  3rd Inning 1 outs

Montpelier

Group settles over protection for rare bird

Continue reading below

An environmental group has reached a settlement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service over endangered species status for a rare migratory songbird that nests on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks, and eastern Canada. The Center for Biological Diversity said climate change threatens to destroy the habitat of the Bicknell’s thrush. The group had sued the federal agency when it did not meet a deadline this year to decide on whether the sparrow-sized bird should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Monday’s settlement gives the agency four years to decide on protection status for the bird.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com