Golden-winged warbler  Vermivora chrysoptera
ESA status: petitioned for listing


In 2010, Guardians’ wide-ranging legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moved protections forward for 251 candidate species and set deadlines for many other decisions. The settlement included a deadline for the Service to make a long-overdue preliminary finding on a petition to list the golden-winged warbler under the Endangered Species Act; the Service granted the petition and is now reviewing the species for listing.

photo credit:  Mark Peck, creative commons license, flickr