White-eyed Vireo at the Audubon Starr Ranch

May 30th, 2012 · by Garrison Frost

Our colleagues down at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary have been conducting bird banding sessions all spring, and this week they briefly caught a rarity, a White-eyed Vireo. A quick look at the records by Sanctuary Ornithologist Jennifer Wilcox indicated that this might have been just the second or third sighting of White-eyed Vireo in Orange County, and one of just a few dozen in California. We’re still confirming this, but in the meantime, check out the pics and dig how cool this bird is. (photos by Tom Sheffield). Bigger photos below:

Categories: Bird conservation · Birding · Starr Ranch Sanctuary

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  • Diana Netland

    I am going to have a closer look at the Vireo around my house they are here all the time but want to make sure it is a white eyed ones that I am seeing.