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Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) recapture by Sean Graesser

Posted on Jan 4, 2014

This Prothonotary Warbler was originally banded in 2011 as a bird of at least two years of age. We recaptured this bird this year at our site. This mean the bird has traveled at least 27,000 miles so far in his life. It has returned to the same site in a Mangrove estuary in Costa Rica now for three years. It always amazes me to think about the incredible journeys these songbirds make and the need to preserve the habitat on both ends of their life cycles.

Prothonotary Warbler recapture