Connecting the dots with a golden-winged warbler

8 abril 2015

For the first time, the same Golden-winged Warbler has been caught at both a migration hotspot and in his wintering grounds. Catching a warbler that someone else banded is «like a one in a million longshot,» says the researcher who netted the bird in Nicaragua. «It’s a needle in the haystack for sure, especially for this species.» Connecting the dots between the breeding grounds, migration stop-overs and wintering grounds is important because Golden-winged warblers are sharply declining.