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Fun with Confusing Fall Warblers

Posted on Oct 2, 2015

As fall bird migrations are now in full swing, I thought it would be fun to see how well you know your confusing fall warblers. We have this little beauty below that can be a little challenging to properly identify. Taking a closer look at the white marking on the wing, the cream-colored stripe above the eye, and the white lower eyelid, what do you think it might be? I’ll give you a hint, while in breeding plumage the males have a lovely slatey blue body and very distinct black face, throat and flanks. They inhabit forest interiors while in their summer breeding grounds and munch on lots of yummy insects. Any guesses? Stay tuned and we will give you the answer!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Elyse Henshaw
Conservation Technician