We surveyed for Least Bell’s Vireos (Vireo bellii pusillus; vireo) and Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (Empidonax traillii extimus; flycatcher) at the San Antonio Dam near Upland, California, in 2021. Four vireo surveys were conducted between April 16 and July 15, 2021, and three flycatcher surveys were conducted between May 27 and July 15, 2021.
We detected one transient vireo and one transient flycatcher. No territorial vireos or flycatchers were observed. The vireo was found in riparian scrub habitat dominated by native mule fat (Baccharis salicifolia), whereas the flycatcher was using habitat dominated by non-native tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima).
|Title||Distribution and abundance of Least Bell’s Vireos (Vireo bellii pusillus) and Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (Empidonax traillii extimus) at the San Antonio Dam, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, California—2021 Data summary|
|Authors||Scarlett L. Howell, Barbara E. Kus|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Data Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|