One of the banded, returning willow flycatchers
The willow flycatchers are now safely making their way to North America thanks to your generosity! With your gifts, we monitored willow flycatchers in three locations: Mateare, Tisma and Cosiguina.
This spring, our team in Central America worked with farming households to encourage them to postpone burning agricultural fires until the end of April. The willow flycatchers need the vegetation, and this agreement with landowners helped ensure that the flycatchers had a safe habitat until they were ready to leave. Additionally, building relationships with the community allowed our team to carry out bird sampling on their farms.
We’re proud to say that our efforts to work with landowners were recently featured in Audubon Magazine! We are so grateful to you for helping us work with communities to save the willow flycatcher, and for allowing this important species to get more coverage.
Additionally, in Mateare and Cosiguina, we observed 2 returning willow flycatchers that were banded by our scientists 3 years ago! Your support helped these birds come back year after year.
We can’t thank you enough for helping us work with local communities to protect this endangered bird. With your support, more willow flycatchers had the opportunity to migrate safely. Thank you.
Willow flycatcher monitoring
A beautiful willow flycatcher that you support!