This is especially true for the jack pine forests of the northern lower peninsula of Michigan that are home to the federally endangered Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
This paper focuses on recent efforts in the Bahamian wintering grounds of the Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), a federally listed species in the United States and Canada, to fill gaps needed to develop a comprehensive range-wide conservation program for this species.
Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), an endangered songbird habitat specialist, breeds only in large areas of young jack pine (Pinus banksiana) with heights of 1.4 [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] 5.2 m, located primarily in a few counties of northern Lower Michigan near Grayling.
Perhaps the best hope is to obtain representative demographic data through detailed studies of endangered migrants such as Black-capped Vireos (Vireo atricapillus), Kirtland's Warblers (Dendroica kirtlandii
), and Least Bell's Vireo (V.
Scientists and bird lovers are celebrating a milestone in the recovery of the Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), a highly endangered songbird--the discovery in 2007 of three active nests in Wisconsin and one in Ontario.
Correlations between winter rainfall and survival of Kirtland's Warblers (Dendroica kirtlandii
) overwintering in the Bahama Islands (references cited by Mayfield 1993) also suggest a role for dry season resource abundance.
The endangered Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
) is a small, blue-grey and yellow bird that weighs less than half an ounce but has attracted the attention of bird watchers from all over the world to the two small northern Michigan towns of Grayling and Mio.
Avian examples include Long-billed Marsh Wrens (Telmatodytes palustris; Verner 1964), Kirtland's Warblers (Dendroica kirtlandii
; Radabaugh 1972), White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys; Petrinovich and Patterson 1978), and Pied Flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca; Virolainen 1984).
These include animals such as the Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus), eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus c.
Some states have very clear and straightforward lists: Michigan, for example, includes Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), all of which are represented by breeding populations in the state, as well as Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), for all intents and purposes endemic to the state as a breeding species; 18 other states have similarly straightforward endangered species lists.
mysticetus), whooping crane (Grus americana), Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii
), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), and Furbish lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) as endangered.