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Endangered Wisconsin songbird identified in BahamasSubmitted: 04/17/2015
Story By Ben Meyer

Endangered Wisconsin songbird identified in Bahamas
Photos By Wisconsin DNR

BAHAMAS - People in Wisconsin rarely hear the call of the endangered Kirtland's warbler. It's even more rare to see the Wisconsin songbird in its wintering grounds in the Bahamas. But this week, biologists identified the first-ever banded Kirtland's warbler on the island.

The bird was one of just six nestlings scientists banded in Wisconsin last summer. (We took you to Adams County as biologists listened for the endangered songbird. You can see that story at the link below. Above, you'll see a picture of the bird just after scientists banded it.)

There are just a few dozen Kirtland's warblers in Wisconsin. Predators and habitat loss have reduced the worldwide Kirtland's population by 90 percent since the 1960s. Estimates put the global Kirtland's population at about 4,000.

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Original Kirtland's Warbler story

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