Kirtland’s Warbler is one of the rarest nesting species in North America. They traditionally only nest in a small portion of Michigan and winter in the Bahamas. Now, scientists need your help to learn more about where this incredible species stops during migration. Learn more about how you can help here. These states were choose based on research done by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. They tracked 27 Kirtland’s Warblers using small light-level geolocators. This gave scientists a much clearer picture of where these warblers might be stopping during migration.
I have been fortunate to see this species several times while birding during migration in Ohio. The Kirtland’s never fails to impress and it always draws a crowd. Have you ever seen this species away from its breeding grounds in Michigan?