Brushy Clearcuts
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

Black Bear

     

Dens in slash piles; forages berries.

Black-billed Cuckoo

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Low, dense, shrubby vegetation.

Black-throated Blue Warbler

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Forest, especially with understory of mountain laurel.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Brushy clearings with elevated cavity trees.

Blue-spotted Salamander

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Occasionally in old pastures.

Blue-winged Warbler

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Old fields; prefers saplings over 10' tall.

Brown Thrasher

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Low, dense, woody vegetation.

Common Yellowthroat

   

Sp,Su

Occasionally in dry thickets or dense undergrowth in open-canopy forest.

Coyote

     

Hunts snowshoe hare and deer.

Eastern Bluebird

   

Sp,Su

May nest in brushy clearings with elevated cavity trees.

Eastern Box Turtle

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

Rests in brush piles and thickets.

Eastern Cottontail

 

Yes

 

Brush piles, shrubby cover.

Ermine

 

Yes

 

Dense brushy cover.

Field Sparrow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Disturbed areas with shrub growth.

Golden-winged Warbler

E

Yes

Sp,Su

Especially brushy open clearings in deciduous forest.

Gray Catbird

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Dense thickets of shrubs; briar patches.

Hermit Thrush

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Dry, brushy clearings; dense undergrowth.

House Wren

 

Yes

W

Thickets, brushpiles for wintering.

Indigo Bunting

   

Sp,Su

Brushy vegetation especially near streams.

Least Flycatcher

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Open shrublands.

Lincoln's Sparrow

   

Sp,Su

Low brush with grasses or sedges.

Long-tailed Shrew

     

1 year clearcuts in coniferous forest.

Meadow Jumping Mouse

     

Moist brushy areas.

Mourning Warbler

SC

Yes

Sp,Su

Dense briars, shrubs, or saplings.

Nashville Warbler

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Scattered young trees among brush.

New England Cottontail

 

Yes

 

Young forest with thick cover.

Northern Brown Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

May hide under brush piles.

Northern Goshawk

   

Sp,Su

Feeds in brushy openings.

Northern Mockingbird

 

Yes

ALL

Dense woody vegetation with elevated perches.

Pine Siskin

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Alder thickets.

Ring-necked Pheasant

 

Yes

ALL

Natural populations supplemented by restocking.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Edge between brushy area and tall forest.

Ruffed Grouse

 

Yes

ALL

Shrubby thickets, dense brush.

Rufous-sided Towhee

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Dense, brushy cover, especially in burned oak areas.

Smoky Shrew

     

1 year clearcuts in coniferous forest.

Snowshoe Hare

 

Yes

 

Dense brushy cover.

Song Sparrow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Prefers briars and multiflora rose.

Veery

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Dense undergrowth; may nest in brushpiles.

Virginia Opossum

     

May seek cover in brush piles

White-eyed Vireo

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Dense, shrubby lowlands, briar patches, old fields.

White-footed Mouse

     

Brushy forest clearings.

White-tailed Deer

 

Yes

 

Browses twigs and bark.

White-throated Sparrow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Brushy clearings.

Winter Wren

 

Yes

ALL

Slash piles, windthrows for nesting; dense undergrowth for wintering.

Worm-eating Warbler

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Rare; dense understory in ravines or dry, wooded hillsides.

Yellow-breasted Chat

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Brushy clearings from logging or burning; brushy pastures, especially near water.