Yellow Birch

EASTERN KINGBIRD

The Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tryannus) is relatively common in BCR 14. It prefers open areas with scattered trees to perch in for feeding. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in at least one state in BCR14.

EASTERN BOX TURTLE

The eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is a small 4.5- to 7-inch terrestrial turtle with a highly domed shell and variable patterning. Color patterns of the carapace typically consist of irregular yellow or orange markings over a brown or black base. The skin is uniformly dark with yellow or orange markings. They use a variety of dry and moist upland habitats. Females excavate nests in the summer in loose, loamy soil in open areas. Winter hibernation usually occurs under soil, decaying vegetation, or mammal burrows in forests.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

The broad-winged hawk (Buteo platyperus) is a fairly common breeder throughout BCR 14. This bird prefers a matrix of openings, such as pasture, field, swamp, and forest openings such as landings or haul roads. Although relatively common, it is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more of the states in BCR 14.

BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER

The Black-throated blue warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) is a common to fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It prefers deciduous or mixed woodlands with a thick understory of shrubs or saplings. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in at least one state in BCR 14.

BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER

The black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a common to uncommon widespread breeder throughout BCR 14. It is most likely to be found in hardwood or mixed-wood pole-sized stands resulting from clear cuts. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

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.