|Vireo griseus||Order: Passeriformes||Family: Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)|
This handsome, persistent singer breeds in the Southeast and winters in the Gulf States down into Mexico. It likes to stay out of sight in a tangle of vegetation, but patience can be rewarded, and his constant singing, even into the heat of day, at least gives you the sense that he’s somewhere in there.
I just happen to have seen and been first to identify the first one ever reported on a Wisconsin Christmas Bird Count, in Madison in 1979. Intriguingly, the man with me, who had pooh-poohed my ID even after he got his first look at it, took all the credit.
Laura's Published Works
- Bachman's Sparrow: 27 songs 2019
- White-eyed Vireo: 17 Songs 2019
- White-eyed Vireo: 7 Songs 2019
- White-eyed VIreo: 7 songs, some human chatter 2019
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2018
- White-eyed Vireo: 9 songs 2018
- Northern Cardinal: 9 songs 2018
- Prairie Warbler: 6 different songs 2018
- Anhinga Trail sounds 2018
- White-eyed VIreo: 7 songs 2018
- Swainson's Warbler 2013