Friday, January 3, 2014

End of year update

Black and White Warbler, Amherst, MA, Apr 25, 2013
Yellow Warbler, Amherst, MA, Apr 27, 2013
Chestnut sided Warbler, Pelham, May 17, 2013
Cape May Warbler, Amherst, MA, Sep 23, 2013
Bay breasted Warbler, Quabbin, MA, Sep 21, 2013
Tennessee Warbler, Amherst, MA, Sep 23, 2013

Collared Redstart, Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, Costa Rica, Dec 23, 2013

I have not posted here in quite a while as I have been busy updating my other page throughout the year but I thought I would post something for the end of the year to summarize a bit.  I found a total of 36 species of warbler this year in both the local area and in trips to Florida and Costa Rica.  In the local area I had another great year with warblers, managing to find 31 species.    The fall migration produced a larger than normal number of a few species including Cape May, Bay breasted and Tennessee Warblers.  These three species appeared to have had a very good breeding year likely due to a spruce bud worm outbreak.  The trips to Costa Rica in April and December produced a total of 17 species of warbler with five of those not seen in the United States earlier this year.

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