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Kirtland’s Warbler 2015 Nesting Season Report

Close up of male Kirtland's warbler.

Photo by Joel Trick


October 1, 2015


The Kirtland’s warbler 2015 breeding season was one of a few surprises, novel findings, new partnerships, and was the most successful season since the population was confirmed nesting in Adams County in 2008. The first confirmation that Kirtland’s were back on their breeding site in Wisconsin, the end of their 1500 mile migration from the Bahamas, was made by Barry Benson (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services). On May 8th, Barry heard 4 singing males while at the site checking cowbird traps On June 2, nest monitor Ashley Hannah confirmed the first Kirtland’s nest of the season with 5 eggs.


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Last updated: November 23, 2015