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 →

Northern Parula

Hey guys, welcome back! Today's colorful little bird is the northern parula. A brightly colored little bird in the warbler family, before this guy got its current name (more on that in a bit), they were known as the blue yellow-backed warbler by John James Audubon and ornithologist Alexander Wilson. Blue yellow-backed warbler may accurately... Continue Reading →

Hooded Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back! Today is a rather cool, but somewhat secretive bird (hence why I only have one picture of one.) Today is the hooded warbler. One look at this little guy and it's evident how he got the name. A mostly bright yellow bird that seems to be wearing a black hood. The... Continue Reading →

Common Yellowthroat

Hey guys welcome back! Today's warbler is probably the most common, widespread warbler in North America, the common yellowthroat. They are plentiful in low grassy scrubby areas, most often near water, like a pond or marsh. Both males and females are brownish-olive birds with a yellow throat, but the male has a distinctive and pretty... Continue Reading →

Prairie Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back! Oh hey! Today is bird number 100! We've hit triple digits! Thank you to all of you that have been reading along, I greatly appreciate it! And for bird #100, we've got a good one. Well, they're all good but you know what I mean. The prairie warbler isn't actually found... Continue Reading →

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Hey guys welcome back! Today's bird is the aptly names and unmistakable black-throated blue warbler. That's a lot to type, so I'll be using the initials BTBW from here on out! The BTBW is one of the most sexually dimorphic warblers out there. In fact the males and females look so different that they were... Continue Reading →

Blue-winged Warbler

Hey guys, welcome back! Sadly, today's post will not feature any pics. I've seen quite a number of blue-winged warblers in my day, just never any photogenic ones. And the ones that were, were present when I was sans camera. Blue-winged warblers are actually one of my favorite warbler species. I just think they're really... Continue Reading →

American Redstart

Hey guys, welcome back. Today's bird is yet another warbler, but this time one that is pretty easy to ID, the American redstart. One of two redstarts in the US, the American redstart is found throughout much of the country and Canada while the painted redstart is found only in small pockets of the desert... Continue Reading →

Black-throated Green Warbler

Hey guys welcome back! Well fall migration is in full swing, and this is one bird that, if you live in the east, you'll probably be seeing around about now. The black-throated green warbler. That's a mouthful! The black-throated green warbler (I'm gonna just go with BTGW for short) is one of three "black-throated <insert... Continue Reading →

Prothonotary Warbler

Hey guys welcome back! Today, the prothonotary warbler! I've only ever seen a few prothonotary warblers in my life. The first, back in 2015, in Central Park, one in St. Louis this past spring, and two last week here in Ohio. As warblers go, prothonotary warblers are on the larger side of things, about sparrow... Continue Reading →

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