Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Kirtland's warbler Mich. census sets new record

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:30 PM
Original message
Kirtland's warbler Mich. census sets new record
JOHN FLESHER Associated Press September 29, 2008 From Lansing State Journal

The Kirtland's warbler is continuing its remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Monday this year's census turned up 1,791 singing males. That's the highest total since monitoring began in 1951.

It's generally assumed there's a female for every singing male. That would put the population at roughly 3,582.

The warbler hit a low point in 1987, when only 167 singing males were found.

The tiny songbird with the distinctive yellow breast remains on the federal endangered list. It nests and breeds almost entirely in jack pine stands of Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula, while spending winters in the Bahamas.

Biologists say a few Kirtland's warblers are staking out new territory in the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin and Ontario.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articl...
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Just thought I would post some much-needed good news today. The robin has always been Michigan's bird, but this one unique to the state actually makes more sense.

Smart little birds: They spend their summers in northern Michigan, and winters in the Bahamas.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:34 PM
Response to Original message
1. Beautiful bird. Beautiful news!
Thanks for sharing. K&R! :kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:34 PM
Response to Original message
2. That's excellent news.
I love those little buggers. And yes, I've seen one. ;)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:44 PM
Response to Original message
3. Bird behaves like rich folks. Summers in northern Michigan, winters in the Bahamas.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 06:53 PM
Response to Original message
4. It's good to hear good news today! Thank you to all the LIBERALS who saved this bird!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:18 PM
Response to Original message
5. awesome news!
Thanks for sharing ... it's so good to get good news, especially when it's about nature. Maybe I'll get a chance to see this warbler someday.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:59 PM
Response to Original message
6. Aww! This is great!
Thanks for posting this. Nice to read something besides politics and bad economy news once in a while :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Oct 31st 2014, 05:28 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC