May 14, 2017

Kirtland's Warbler, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, May 13, 2017

A rare bird.
A Kirtland's warbler showed up in Rondeau on Saturday and then again on Sunday.

Setophaga kirtlandii
A rare bird of the Michigan jack pine forests, the Kirtland's Warbler is dependant upon fire to provide the small trees and open areas that meet its rigid habitat requirements for nesting.
Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 3,600 birds, with 100% breeding in the U.S. The species rates a 20 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score

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