The strongest breeding population of yellow-throated vireos are in the DLO. However, when mature forest, moist habitat is available, the yellow-throated vireos can be found.
This species is often found breeding in the same habitat as wood thrushes and red-eyed vireos. Only birders familiar with the calls of both vireo species are likely to be able to separate the two calls, which means that yellow-throated species may be identified as red-eyed vireos by call. A species usually found in the top of trees, yellow-throated vireos are difficult to confirm. The probables are usually birds found singing in the same area on two separate trips.