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Warbler Season in Wisconsin

Chestnut Sided Warbler

I’m getting excited! It is warbler season in Wisconsin. Now, many of my friends look at me like I am speaking in a foreign language when I talk about Warblers.

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

The warbler are passing through again this spring and I have had great luck capturing a few new ones on camera.  This little one is the Nashville Warbler and he has a beautiful yellow body, gray head and white outer eye ring.

What is a Warbler?
So, here is the scoop – a warbler is a bird as you may have gathered. They migrate back to our area in the spring, they breed and leave. Many of the birds can only be seen here for a few weeks. Which, gets people like me, out in the wooded areas to see if we can spot them.


Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler – Guess where I found him? – Click on any photo to own a copy from my portfolio.




 

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Yellow Rumped Warbler - Spring in Wisconsin

Yellow Rumped Warbler – Click on any photo to own a copy from my portfolio.

Characteristics of Warblers  
• Fairly small birds
• Perching birds that move quickly
• Very vocal. They tend to be heard than seen. 
• Insectivorous – look for them in flowering trees. 

Identification can be difficult and may be made on the basis of the song alone.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler – Click on any photo to own a copy from my portfolio.


When Do They Arrive? In our area of Green Bay, Wisconsin, normally, I see either the Yellow Warbler or Yellow-Rumped Warbler first. That usually occurs at the end of March, beginning of April.

 

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Chestnut Sided Warbler – Click on any photo to own a copy from my portfolio.


Need Help IDing a Warbler? – I found this handy online PDF to help identify them a few years back. It also has an app you can buy as well, but I only needed the free PDF ID guide.

 

Warbler Guide


Print the guide. Fold it and stick it in your pocket.

 

Bay Breasted Warbler
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Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler – Click on any photo to own a copy from my portfolio.

I shared the link in case you are feeling like you too want to speak the Warbler language this spring.




Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

The warbler are passing through again this spring and I have had great luck capturing a few new ones on camera.  This little one is the Nashville Warbler and he has a beautiful yellow body, gray head and white outer eye ring.

 

Get out and enjoy the warmer weather and get your bird watching action on!  I am.  It is warbler season in Wisconsin

 

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