Documentation of White-eyed Vireo

Observer Information

Reporter:  Scott Shaum  604 S. Park St. ,   Woodland Park, CO  80863
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  White-eyed Vireo
First Date/Time:  5/15/2020 9:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  5/18/2020 7:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  20 minutes on first sighting
County:  Teller
Specific Location:  Manitou Lake and Trout Creek
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Willows along trout creek

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x40 binoculars
Distance:  20-50 feet
Light:  Excellent, bright, light

Description of the Bird

I first heard this species' distinctive song and was taken aback for this elevation/county. It was singing repeatedly (recording submitted). It eventually came closer where I could obtain excellent views and photos (included). Distinctive white eye with bright yellows "spectacles", green crown, fading into gray nape and side of neck, back green, two bright wing bars, yellow flank with white underside from chin to lower abdomen.


I believe this i a first Teller County record. 

Similar Species Discussion

White eye and other plumage distinctions and song separated this vireo from other vireo species. 

Resources Used


Previous Experience

I have seen and heard this bird from breeding grounds in Midwest to fall/winter migrants in FL and TX.



Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

Photographer: Scott E Shaum

Photos | Audio |


Date Documentation Submitted

1/3/2021 4:50:00 PM
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