Bird

AMERICAN KESTREL

The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a fairly common breeder in the central and northern part of BCR 14. It is a cavity nester and prefers forested edges of grasslands, pastures, larger beaver flowages and utility rights-of-way. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

The yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens) is a rare, local and erratic breeder in the southern part only of BCR 14. It prefers dense shrubs and vines with no overtopping trees, often near water. Chat populations are declining as more open land reverts to forest. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.