State and federal wildlife agencies say the Kirtland's Warbler can safely be removed from the endangered species list.
The yellow breasted songbird breeds only in stands of young jack pines, trees found mainly in northern Michigan, but also in the U.P., Wisconsin, and Ontario.
The bird numbered only about 330 individuals at its lowest point in 1987, but it has since recovered and now numbers about 4,600.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service describes how the warbler got into trouble: