[Tweeters] Question about olive-sided flycatcher

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Sat Jul 9 18:37:53 PDT 2016

Bob, I think they are steadily declining. We had them at our house in Seattle for a number of years after moving in here (1991), but not for quite a while now. There was one singing at the U. of Puget Sound every spring for years, but not for the last few years. These are only single data points, obviously, but this is one of the neotropical migrants that has been known to be declining in general. I should add that it’s not habitat loss on the breeding grounds, as there is still plenty (my neighborhood and UPS haven’t changed in any way for the worse). Is it habitat loss on the wintering grounds? Is it the general decline in insect life, which is well known? A combination of both? As I have written before, there are now no neotropical migrants nesting in my neighborhood, which is nicely wooded and full of resident species.

Dennis Paulson

On Jul 9, 2016, at 12:00 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:

> Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 00:13:15 +0000

> From: Bob <rflores_2 at msn.com>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Question about olive-sided flycatcher

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> Hello All,

> I have not had a olive-sided flycatcher at my place yet this year. I have had them in late May for as long as I have been here. Are other folks who normally experience osfl this time of the year experiencing what I am? Just curious.


> Bob Flores

> Ridgefield, WA

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