Rare tropical bird spotted near Lake Scott

Audubon drawing of the piratic flycatcher

The piratic flycatcher, more frequently seen in Central and South America, was spotted on May 8 in Scott State Park by Chris Lituma. It’s the northernmost spotting of the bird, and you can read more about the impressive and unexpected discovery here and here.

Word spread amongst the birder community, and birders from around the country have flocked (pardon the pun) to the park, hoping to catch a glimpse the small brown and yellow bird.

Hundreds of bird species have been spotted at Scott State Park, and it’s home to one of our top 10 trails.

Bluffs at Lake Scott State Park

Bluffs at Lake Scott State Park

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