Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Warblers to begin the year...from Florida

Yellow throated Warbler, JN Darling NWR, January 11, 2011
Black and White Warbler, Green Cay Wetlands, January 10, 2011
Yellow rumped Warbler, JN Darling NWR-Bailey Tract, January 13 , 2011
Palm Warbler 'western', Green Cay Wetlands, January 10, 2011
Prairie Warbler, Green Cay Wetlands, January 9, 2011

I just returned from a recent week plus trip to Florida and I started my year list of warblers with some nice sightings. I managed a total of nine species of warblers as I covered the areas around Boynton Beach, Sanibel Island, Orlando and Merritt Island. The species I saw included Orange crowned Warbler, Yellow throated Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and both 'western' and 'yellow' Palm Warblers. The large numbers of Yellow rumped Warblers in most of the areas covered were quite impressive. Even small areas contained large numbers of birds. Looking forward to seeing them back up around here.


  1. What a great time of year to get these awesome birds. We've got some time before they come our way. I will be in Florida in March so I am hoping to catches some glimpses similar to yours.

  2. It was nice to see them in January. Hope you have some good luck down there in March.