The State of Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was not one of the original Mountain Birdwatch species. Data collected during the last 5 years of Mountain Birdwatch, however, show an apparently stable population.
Globally: Probably Increasing
Overall, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers seem to be increasing in numbers. Data collected by the Breeding Bird Survey indicate a steady increase in the number of Yellow-bellied Flycatchers counted across Canada, where most of the population lives. The discovery of new breeding populations recently in eastern Alaska also suggests a growing global population.
Opportunities for Conservation
Scientists have not identified any specific threats to the health of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher populations. As is true of most species, the most important general threat to Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is probably habitat loss.
What We Can Do to Help
More scientific research into the natural history of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher would help us better understand the habitat features required for survival and reproduction.