Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Q&A

What's so important about the drab little Southwestern Willow Flycatcher? Why worry about its continued existence?

Because this species is a prime, critical indicator of the health of Southwestern riparian ecosystems (riparian meaning waterside vegetation, such as willow thickets). It depends on these lush locales for successful breeding.

By working to preserve this small, unassuming bird, the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’, we aid efforts to conserve our remaining riparian ecosystems.

Learn more about this bird with the below resources.