Monday, June 25, 2007

Two more Kirtland's nests in Wisconsin

From the Associated Press:

Three nests of the rare Kirtland's warbler have been discovered in Wisconsin.

Officials say this marks the first time nests have been found outside Michigan since the 1940s, when nests were discovered in Ontario.

Wildlife authorities say this shows recovery efforts for the endangered species are working.

About two weeks ago, a bird watcher in central Wisconsin reported seeing a nest, indicating that a breeding pair now calls the state home.

Since then, federal officials say that two more nests have been found.

The bird typically makes its home in the northern part of lower Michigan.
Photo courtesy of Lou George/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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