Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Kirtland's Warbler (12:35)

Host: Sarah Leon with Dan Elbert, Chris Mensing and Christie Deloria

Kirtland's warbler (click to view larger)
Kirtland's warbler
Photo credit: Joel Trick, USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Dendroica kirtlandii
Description: The Kirtland's warbler, an endangered species, is a songbird that nests in young jack pine stands. Until 1995 Kirtland's warblers had only been known to nest in the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Today, they also nest in the Upper Peninsula, and since 2007, have nested in Wisconsin and Canada.
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Last updated: June 27, 2011