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Featured Species | Kirtland's Warbler (12:58)

Host: Dave Harrelson with Chris Mensing

Kirtland's warbler. Credit: Joel Trick/USFWS (click to view more images)
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. They migrate from their nesting grounds to the southeastern coast of the United States on their way to wintering grounds in the Bahamas.
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Last updated: December 19, 2016