Documentation of White-eyed Vireo

Observer Information

Reporter:  Nicholas Komar 
Other Observers:  Cole Wild, Doug Kibbe, many others; Brad Biggerstaff originally found this bird about 9 am on Aug 25th. Many others observed it independently.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  White-eyed Vireo
First Date/Time:  8/25/2010
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  2 minutes
County:  Larimer
Specific Location:  North end thicket at Dixon Reservoir (Pine Ridge Natural Area)
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


shrubs and small trees in riparian grove near the inlet canal of a Great Plains reservoir in lower foothills at the east edge of the Rocky Mountains

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  7x35 Nikon Action binoculars; Canon Xti 70-300 mm zoom digital camera
Distance:  12 feet - 60 feet, estimated
Light:  variable

Description of the Bird

Small, warbler sized bird with grayish back and hood, olive-green tail, rump and wings with two broad white wing-bars, pale gray throat, breast and belly with bright yellow sides; bright yellow spectacles; white iris; small, stubby black bill. Black legs and feet.
Behaviors: slow flitting in shrubs and small trees
Call: "chup vireeeooo chup" and variations
Plumage: adult

Similar Species Discussion

No other vireo has a white eye

Resources Used


Previous Experience

38 years birding



Additional Information

Time: 9:30 am
Elevation: 5000 ft
Other Dates: September 2, September 5
Nearest Town: Fort Collins
Independent Observers: Brad Biggerstaff originally found this bird about 9 am on Aug 25th. Many others observed it independently.

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

9/28/2010 8:48:00 AM
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