Female Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in Nicaragua in February 2020
Female Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in Nicaragua in February 2020. This bird was originally banded as a nestling by USGS biologist Scarlett Howell on the upper San Luis Rey River in July 2017. In 2019, Howell recaptured the bird on her breeding territory a short distance upstream and gave the bird a more colorful band that is easier to spot. This colorful band is what sharp-eyed observers spotted on the wintering grounds in Nicaragua in 2020.
Courtesy: Oswaldo Saballo