Thursday, October 31, 2013

Endangered Beauty . . . Cerulean Warbler

A bird so dazzling that it's been called a flying piece of the sky. The number of Cerulean Warblers fell by 70 percent from 1966 to 1996. In the Appalachian mountains, long a breeding stronghold, large stands of prime habitat have been lost -- fragmented, heavily logged, converted to agriculture or destroyed.

In 2005, a 540-acre Cerulean Warbler Reserve was created in Colombia, providing a protected habitat for migratory birds from North America as well as local threatened species.

Henry David Thoreau called the Cerulean Warbler's song ethereal:

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Susan! You really captured an alive look, and I can almost feel how soft those blue breast feathers are!