San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Least Bell's Vireo Surveys on the San Luis Rey River, College Boulevard in Oceanside to Interstate 15 in Fallbrook, San Diego County, California

Type: report

Article abstract: We surveyed for Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) along the San Luis Rey River, between College Boulevard in Oceanside and Interstate 15 in Fallbrook, California in 2008. We found 102 vireo territories, at least 48 of which were occupied by pairs. Four other vireos were transients. Vireos were concentrated in three clusters within the survey area. Only one vireo territory was found in the stretch of the river where giant reed (Arundo donax) was recently removed. Fourteen banded vireos were detected within the survey area. All positively identified banded vireos were originally banded along the San Luis Rey River.

Number of pages: 18

Authors: Kus, Barbara; Lynn, Suellen;

Year: 2008

Prepared for: Mission Resource Conservation District;

Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego Field Station; Kus, Barbara; Lynn, Suellen;

Keywords: endangered species; least Bell's Vireo; Vireo bellii pusillus;

Species: Least Bell's vireo