Working Lands for Wildlife assists landowners in restoring degraded riparian ecosystems, conserving existing healthy riparian systems and improving working lands near riparian areas. The program will focus on increasing and improving occupied, suitable, and potential breeding habitat, supporting southwestern willow flycatcher recovery. The Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) is a small Neotropical migratory bird that lives in riparian areas and wetlands in the arid Southwest. It is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
The following document was developed as a general guide to the southwestern willow flycatcher’s habitat needs and vegetative recommendations for habitat restoration.