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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cerulean Warbler on The Way to Decline?
The Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica Cerulea) is a less common Warbler. They are certainly not your typical migrant. There are an estimated 560,000 of them left in the U.S. They have dropped from 4% around 1980's to 7% today. The main reason for it's decline is loss of habitat. Many birds are suffering from habitat loss but the Cerulean Warbler seems to be taking quite a hit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tried to get a warrant to put it on the endangered species list, but it was not so. I hope we will be able to save this bird from an extreme drop in population.