Saturday, December 30, 2017

End of year wrap up

Bahama Warbler, Pine lands east, Grand Bahama, Feb 9, 2017
Olive capped Warbler, Owl Hole Rd, Grand Bahama, Feb 9, 2017
Arrowhead Warbler, Ecclesdown Road, Jamaica, Mar 10, 2017
Golden cheeked Warbler, Balcones Canyonlands NWR, TX, Apr 8, 2017
Colima Warbler, Big Bend NP, TX, Apr 10, 2017  
Time once again for a year end wrap up of the warblers seen this year.  I managed to find a total of 50 species overall with six new species including Olive capped Warbler, Bahama Warbler, Bahama Yellowthroat on Grand Bahama in February, Arrowhead Warbler in Jamaica in March and Golden cheeked Warbler and Colima Warbler in Texas in April.  I have now seen 69 total warbler species ever (sadly I cannot count Yellow breasted Chat any longer)
MacGillivray's Warbler, Honey Pot, Hadley, MA, Nov 13, 2017
As far as within Hampshire County I had my best year ever with a total of 33 species of warblers plus a variety of hybrids including both Brewster's and Lawrence's Warblers.  The highlight by far was a MacGillivray's Warbler that showed up in Hadley in November and stayed for a few days.  It is only the second county record and the best documented sighting by far.  The MacGillivary's Warbler brings my warbler total in Hampshire County up to 35 again (after the Yellow breasted Chat was demoted from a warbler to a non warbler).  Other unusual species included a Golden winged Warbler and a Hooded Warbler plus well above normal counts of Connecticut Warbler and Mourning Warblers as well as others (Detailed look at various warbler species in above normal numbers).

A full photo review of the warblers this year can be found here: Photo review

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Photographic summary of warblers seen this year

Bahama Warbler, Pine lands east, Grand Bahama, Feb 9, 2017
Olive capped Warbler, Owl Hole Rd, Grand Bahama, Feb 9, 2017
Arrowhead Warbler, Ecclesdown Road, Jamaica, Mar 10, 2017
Golden cheeked Warbler, Balcones Canyonlands NWR, TX, Apr 8, 2017
Colima Warbler, Big Bend NP, TX, Apr 10, 2017  
Townsend's Warbler, Big Bend NP, TX, Apr 10, 2017
 Painted Redstart, Big Bend NP, TX, Apr 10, 2017
 Yellow rumped Warbler (Audubon's Warbler), Big Bend NP, TX, Apr 10, 2017
Yellow throated Warbler, Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Feb 6, 2017

MacGillivray's Warbler, River Rush Ranch, Odell, OR, July 18, 2017
Wilson's Warbler, Cape Lookout SP, OR, July 19, 2017
Orange crowned Warbler, Cape Lookout SP, OR, July 20, 2017
Hermit Warbler, Lost Lake, Mt Hood NF, OR, July 17, 2017

Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2017
Cape May Warbler, Amherst, MA, Sep 11, 2017


Bay breasted Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 12, 2017

Connecticut Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 10, 2017

Hooded Warbler, Mt Tom State Reservation, Easthampton, MA, Jun 12, 2017
Golden winged Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 31, 2017
Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 20, 2017
Cerulean Warbler, Skinner SP, Hadley, MA, May 4, 2017
Worm eating Warbler, Bare Mountain, Hadley, MA, Jun 15, 2017
Blue winged Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2017
Ovenbird, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2017
Louisiana Waterthrush, Quabbin Park, MA, Apr 20, 2017
Northern Waterthrush, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 3, 2017
Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Apr 28, 2017
Nashville Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 17, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Quabbin Park, MA, May 16, 2017
American Redstart, Quabbin Park, MA, May 2, 2017
Northern Parula, Quabbin Park, MA, May 3, 2017
Magnolia Warbler, Quabbin Gate 12, Pelham, MA, May 21, 2017
Blackburnian Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 11, 2017
Chestnut sided Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 10, 2017
Blackpoll Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 23, 2017
Black throated Blue Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 4, 2017
Palm Warbler, rail trail, Amherst, MA, Apr 20, 2017
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 20, 2017
Yellow rumped Warbler 'Myrtle', Home, Belchertown, MA, Apr 28, 2017
Prairie Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 10, 2017
Black throated Green Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 10, 2017
Canada Warbler, Mitch's Way, Hadley, MA, May 17, 2017
Among the total of fifty species of warblers I saw this year I managed to get photos of almost all (missing just Bahama Yellowthroat and Black throated Gray Warbler).





Yellow Warbler (Martinique subspecies), Reserve Naturelle de La Caravelle, Martinique, Dec 13, 2017
Yellow Warbler (Barbados subspecies), Grahme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Barbados, Dec 14, 2017
Just back from a cruise from San Juan which made stops at a variety of islands in the Caribbean I also had a couple of Yellow Warbler subspecies on a trip down to the Caribbean that may eventually be considered full species.
Lawrence's Warbler, Mineral Hills Conservation Area, Northampton, MA, May 13, 2017
Brewster's Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 13, 2017
Blue winged x Golden winged Warbler hybrid, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2017
I also had a number of hybrid warbler this year including a Lawrence's Warbler, multiple Brewster's Warblers and another Blue winged x Golden winged Warbler cross that didn't fit into either above mentioned group.
Yellow breasted Chat, South Llano River SP, Junction, TX, Apr 9, 2017
The Yellow breasted Chat has officially lost warbler status following the latest decision from the AOU.  I include it here as the demotion took place during the year so the chat was still considered a warbler at the beginning of the year.  I still think of it as an honorary warbler.