Wilson’s Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back! Alexander Wilson, the so-called father of American ornithology. We've mentioned him before. He dicsovered (or more accurately was the first to officially describe) quite a number of birds. Many of which were subsequently named after him. He has a plover, a snipe, and a phalarope among others. Today, we talk about... Continue Reading →

Worm-eating Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back. Cornell describes today's bird as "drab, but elegantly marked" and that's certainly a good way to put it. The worm-eating warbler is a small warbler that is an olive brown, with a slightly yellower head. They have four bold black stripes on their head. These are warblers that are not quite... Continue Reading →

Blackpoll Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back. Can you believe January is already over! Crazy. Today is the tale of a warbler that holds the record for longest over-water migration of any songbird, the blackpoll warbler. More on that in a minute. The blackpoll is a fairly large (by warbler standards) warbler that in spring looks fairly similar... Continue Reading →

Mourning Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back. So at the end of my last post I mentioned that I've never seen the bird featured today, but how can that be? I'm highlighting the birds on my life list in this blog, so how can I include one that I've never seen? Well, there's a simple answer. When birding,... Continue Reading →

Nashville Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back. Today's little warbler is the Nashville. The Nashville warbler is found in Nashville, Tennessee, however only during migration. These little birds breed in the northeastern US and southern Canada and winter in Mexico and Central America. So why are they called the Nashville warbler? Well, as you probably know, if you're... Continue Reading →

Canada Warbler

Hey guys welcome back! Today is one of my favorite warblers, the Canada warbler. This cool looking bird is a dark gray above, and bright yellow below, with a ring of black streaks around its neck earning it the nickname of "necklaced warbler." They also have very distinct eyering and yellow lores making it look... Continue Reading →

Yellow-throated Warbler

Hey guys welcome back! Today's bird is one that I first saw in NYC, which is actually out of this bird's natural range. The yellow-throated warbler is a small wood-warbler that behaves much like a creeper or nuthatch. They are almost entirely black and white, with the exception of a bright yellow throat. This is... Continue Reading →

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back! Today's little bird is another from the warbler family. To see a chestnut-sided warbler in the spring, you'll understand just how it got its name. They are black and white above, with a yellow cap, white below, with a black mask and line of chestnut-brown along its side. There's really no... Continue Reading →

Magnolia Warbler

Hey guys welcome back. The magnolia warbler is one of the most striking springtime migrants. They have a gray, black, and white back and wings, and a bright yellow throat and belly with dark black streaks. Originally, the bird was given the common name of the black and yellow warbler. Alexander Wilson, who first described... Continue Reading →

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