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Photo by Suzanne Langridge, USGS
The endangered southwestern willow flycatcher is a small neo-tropical, migratory songbird that breeds in the riparian cottonwood, willow and tamarisk forest along southwestern streams. The USFWS recently increased their critical habitat to include 1,227 miles of stream bank.

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Critical habitat finalized for flycatcher on Verde, again

Twenty years ago, the very mention of critical habitat designation in the Verde Valley for endangered species brought throngs of angry residents to meetings.