Friday, May 26, 2017

Northern Waterthrush

On 22 May 2017, we banded a Northern Waterthrush. The two waterthrush species, Northern and Louisiana, can be tricky to identify. Northerns, however, almost always have speckled throats.

The Northern Waterthrush is fairly secure in its breeding range, which stretches from Alaska to eastern Canada south to the northernmost United States. In its Latin American winter range, however, destruction of mangrove forests threaten this waterthrush (Whitaker and Eaton 2014). 

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