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The Kirtland's Warbler is an endangered migratory songbird that breeds almost exclusively in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and winters across the Bahamian Archipelago.

After dropping to fewer than 400 in the wild during 1987, breeding-season management has resulted in a population of over 4500 today.

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