Monday, August 24, 2009

Landbird migration--Olive-sided Flycatcher

More fall migrants are moving through the Canon City, CO area where I live including this Olive-sided Flycatcher I saw this morning on the Canon City Riverwalk. Olive-sided Flycatchers migrate the furthest of all the flycatcher species that breed in North America.
Sadly, Olive-sided Flycatchers are a species of serious concern due to continuing declining numbers. One of the Cornell Univ websites, Birds in Forested Landscapes, says that they have experienced an "overall loss of 67% has been noted since 1966." SeEtta