Kirtland’s Warbler


(Setophaga kirtlandii - formerly Dendroica kirtlandii)

Kirtland’s Warbler, down to under 200 breeding pairs in 1980 and in danger of extinction, has benefited from extensive intervention in jack pine habitat management and removal of nest parasite Brown-headed Cowbirds from its limited range in north central Michigan. Kirtland’s population is now estimated to have recovered to approximately 1900 breeding pairs.  Their wintering grounds are on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

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