Hey guys, welcome back! Today’s bird is the Palm Warbler. Our second (of dozens) warbler species! These little guys typically show up in April, often at the same time, or just after, the Pine Warbler. They spend their summers in Canada, and are one of the northernmost breeding warbler species. In winter, the live in the extreme southeastern U.S. (and occasionally the Pacific Coast) and the Caribbean. These warblers act more like sparrows than most warbler species as you’ll most often see them on the ground foraging. In fact, they often mix with sparrow flocks. Look for a bird that’s slightly smaller than a sparrow that is almost constantly wagging its tail up and down. The tail wag is one of the best ways to ID the Palm Warbler.
Yellow Palm Warbler (breeding), Central Park, NY
In my tease for this post, I incorrectly stated that the Palm Warbler comes…
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