A neotropical migratory bird is a bird that breeds in Canada and the United States during our summer and spends our winter in Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean islands.
There are about 200 species of Neotropical migratory birds. The majority are songbirds (such as warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and vireos), but there are also many shorebirds (such as sandpipers, plovers, and terns), some raptors (such as hawks, kites and vultures), and a few types of waterfowl (such as teal).
Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge provides a diversity of habitats where visitors may find neotropical migratory birds. In the spring and summer months the refuge is a birders paradise and is home to more than 165 species of birds, including 20 species of wood warblers, 7 species of thrushes, 10 species of waterfowl and a host of raptors.
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