Documentation of Philadelphia Vireo

Observer Information

Reporter:  Kevin Keirn  2725 Beaver Ct,   Fort Collins, CO  80526
Other Observers:  Brad Biggerstaff had reported this bird earlier (was not with him at the time)

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Philadelphia Vireo
First Date/Time:  9/19/2013 4:30:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  9/19/2013 4:30:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  5 minutes
County:  Larimer
Specific Location:  Spring Canyon Community Park
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Breeding


In tree in open space directly north of gravel path

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  10X Vortex Bins
Distance:  80'
Light:  Day time, well lit

Description of the Bird

Vireo with noticeably yellow chest and dark lores. I did not hear it call.

Similar Species Discussion

Warbling Vireo was eliminated due to yellow chest and dark lores.

Resources Used

Sibley reference.

Previous Experience

I had only seen Philadelphia Vireos in Michigan before (this was my first in Colorado). I do not have a lot of experience with this species. I am somewhat familiar with Warbling Vireos.


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

8/8/2014 10:12:00 AM

Location Map

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