TABLE C-5 Neotropical Migrant Species that Have Shown a Negative Population Trend During the Time Period 1978-1987

Common Name

Scientific Name

Trend, %/year

Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus


Black-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus erythrophthalmus


Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus americanus


Chuck-will’s Widow

Caprimulgus carolinensis



Caprimulgus vociferus


Olive-sided Flycatchera

Contopus borealis


Eastern Wood-peweea

Contopus virens


Acadian Flycatcher

Empidonax virescens


Least Flycatchera

Empidonax minimus


Great crested Flycatchera

Myiarchus crinitus



Catharus fuscescens


Swainson’s Thrusha

Catharus ustulatus


Wood Thrusha

Hylocichla mustelina


Gray Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis


White-eyed Vireo

Vireo griseus


Solitary Vireoa

Vireo solitarius


Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons


Blue-winged Warbler

Vermivora pinus


Golden-winged Warblera

Vermivora chrysoptera


Tennessee Warbler

Vermivora peregrina


Northern Parula

Parula americana


Chestnut-sided Warblera

Dendroica pensylvanica


Cape May Warbler

Dendroica tigrina


Black-throated Green Warblera

Dendroica virens


Blackburnian Warblera

Dendroica fusca


Yellow-throated Warbler

Dendroica dominica


Prairie Warbler

Dendroica discolor


Bay-breasted Warbler

Dendroica castanea


Blackpoll Warbler

Dendroica striata


Cerulean Warblera

Dendroica cerulea


American Redstarta

Setophaga ruticilla


Worm-eating Warblera

Helmitheros vermivorus



Seiurus aurocapillus


Louisiana Waterthrush

Seiurus motacilla


Kentucky Warblera

Oporornis formosus


Mourning Warblera

Oporornis philadelphia


Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas


Wilson’s Warbler

Wilsonia pusilla


Canada Warblera

Wilsonia canadensis


Summer Tanager

Piranga rubra


Scarlet Tanagera

Piranga olivacea


Rose-breasted Grosbeaka

Pheucticus ludovicianus


Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea


Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula


aDenotes species that breed in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands. All others are known from migration records only.

SOURCES: Data from Robbins et al. (1989); breeding status follows Hall (1983) and Buckelew and Hall (1994).

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