Red-eyed Vireo  ( Viréo aux yeux rouges )

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Vireo olivaceus

Description:    Red-eyed Vireo
Photo Date:   July 3, 2008

Location:  

Kap-Kig-I-Wan Provincial Park

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

This is perhaps the most abundant summer bird in the forests of North America. It is abundant in deciduous and mixed stands and semi-open forests with a deciduous understory, but generally avoids conifer dominated stands.  Red eyes, the hallmark of this species, are fairly uncommon amongst songbirds, being more common in hawks, grebes and herons. The red eye can only be seen, however, when fairly close in good light.

The Red-eyed Vireo is a tireless singer, singing throughout the day as it forages.  

Abundance: Common Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

May 18
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

September 7

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1991 1     1
1996   4   4
1997 1 1   2
1998 3 15   18
1999 4 30   34
2000 4 58 3 65
2001 2 18 22 42
2002   54 36 90
2003   12 9 21
2004   36 6 42
2005   28 6 34
2006   71 7 78
2007   36   36
2008        
2009