Black-and-white Warblers, or, the Striped Nuthatch-Creeper-Warbler
Mid-to-late April keeps birders in the northeastern United States on edge as we want to see every species as it…
Myrtle Warblers in Autumn
Before it was lumped with the western subspecies, the eastern version of the Yellow-rumped Warbler was (and may someday again be) called…
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
Bay-breasted Warblers are one of those wood-warblers that you hope to hear high up in the canopy on their spring…
The Waterhole at Forest Park: The Best Place in New York City to See Wood-Warblers
On a recent afternoon’s visit to Forest Park’s famed waterhole the birds were coming in frequently and in abundance. In…
NYC mystery warbler: Odd Blackpoll, hybrid, or Carbonated Warbler?
It was birdy this morning on the banks of the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. I’d seen nine warbler species,…
Wood-Warbler Haiku 10
Black-and-white Warblers Would have more pizzazz if they Were Zebra Warblers.
Wood-Warbler Haiku 9
Maggies are female. Even males in their brilliant, Fresh, breeding plumage.
Wood-Warbler Haiku 8
Migration is done When the female Blackpolls come. Give us one more week!
Wood-Warbler Haiku 7
Funky face pattern, Bobbing tail, ascending song: A Prairie Warbler.
The Hidden Qualities of House Sparrows
Bird blogging in May always gives me the creeps. This ridiculous focus of the Birding Internet on North American wood-warblers…