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White-eyed Vireo

Vireo griseus

First Seen

02/04/2018
San Antonio, TX

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MFU

Notes & Observations

5/22/22 – As I started to study and practice IDing birds by song over the past two years, the White-eyed Vireo stands out as one that I was particularly interested in. As I began to hear it regularly at my resident park, I would scan it repeatedly with Merlin and watch the spectrogram. This vireo usually does a CHK-melody-CHK pattern. That pattern helped me commit it to memory as I heard it over and over.

This is important because learning this song is crucial to getting it on your checklist. In my experience, you will rarely see this bird. It’s very elusive and likes to hide in the branches and remain a mystery.

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