Rare ‘dinky’ bird migrates to US for first time
"It's thrilling because it's a first U.S. record."
- Wes Biggs, birder
Choke Canyon, Texas, USA - Birders with binoculars and cameras are flocking to a remote state park in search of a small yellow-chested bird that apparently crossed the U.S. border for the first time from its high-mountain habitat to the south.
At 5 inches with beige and yellow markings, the pine flycatcher doesn't look like much, but its unprecedented migration from Mexico and Guatemala is exciting birders all over the country.