Longtime-birder Suzanne Hannam, 84, spotted the warbler treading around the backyard of her Laurelhurst home. The sighting was so unusual the Audubon Society initially didnât believe Hannam. It was later verified after an official identified the spotted, orange-crowned bird.
And while the little songbird hasnât attracted the same media attention as McAfee, the other spotted, orange-crowned runaway from Central America, birders have taken notice. Hannam says sheâs had about 200 guests over the weekend and into Monday.
âWe got so tired of the doorbell ringing we just posted a big sign out front telling birders to head to the backyard and to please not park in my front yard,â says Hannam.