American yellow warbler migration, new discovery

This video is about a yellow warbler singing in North America.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Yellow Warbler Beats the Odds, Reveals 2,300-Mile Journey

Student researchers from the Cornell Lab were dumbfounded and then ecstatic this summer when they captured a Yellow Warbler that had been banded just two months earlier in Colombia. It was the first of its species to be banded in South America and recovered in North America. Read this story about long odds and new insights, thanks to a pretty yellow bird that made the journey to tell the tale.

Effective conservation for long-distance migrants requires knowing what’s going on with them year-round — not just when they’re in North America during the breeding season. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications uncovers Yellow Warblers’ surprising habitat preferences in their winter home in Mexico and raises questions about what their use of agricultural habitat could mean for their future: here.

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