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‘Follow that bird’

July 4, 2009

All spring I've been trying to get down to the Allegheny National Forest to tag birds along with Scott Stoleson's team. I never made it until the first full day of summer. This is the second year they have been targeting Cerulean Warblers for banding. Why Ceruleans? Audubon's Watchlist entry for this species explains: "Formerly one of the most abundant breeding warblers in Ohio and the Mississippi River Valleys, its population plummeted in the 1900's due to habitat destruction."



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