Kentucky Warbler

In 1810, acclaimed naturalist and ornithologist Alexander Wilson identified a new species of New World Warblers. Named after the state of its identification, the Kentucky Warbler, also known as the Geothlypis formosa is a small songbird seasonally found in the deciduous forests in the United States.

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Golden-crowned Kinglet

The Golden-crowned Kinglet is one of the smallest bird species that you can find anywhere in the world. These tiny birds are especially remarkable in their abilities to survive in extremely cold climates, nesting in the northern forests and wintering throughout most of the United States. They have been known to spend nights at regions that drop down to temperatures as low as -40 Fahrenheit, often huddling together for warmth. Their preference for these boreal spruce-fir habitats has earned them a spot as some of the most interesting bird species in the world.

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Golden-cheeked Warbler

The Golden-cheeked Warbler is a stunningly beautiful bird that nests in Texas. They are small migrants that can be found singing sweet-sounding songs around the end of March. Golden-cheeked Warblers are some of the few birds that are considered to be endemic to most of Texas and have sparked considerable concern among environmentalists and scientists alike over their reducing numbers. They are shy and elusive birds that are still not fully understood but have been culturally popular due to their beautiful plumes.

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Canada Warbler

The Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) is a small boreal songbird of the New World Warbler family (Parulidae). They spend their summers in Canada and the Northeastern United States. While they spend their winters in Northern South America.

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American Redstart

The American Redstart is an adorable small relative of the Wood Warblers, also called the New World Warblers. Their genus name, Setophaga, translates to “moth eating” in Ancient Greek. Their specific name, Ruticilla is New Latin for Red Tail, referring to the tail of the male birds. 

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Northern Waterthrush

The Northern Waterthrush is a tiny, cute bird that has a characteristic loud and ringing song. These birds are known for their spirited manner, and their energetic movements and songs. Northern Waterthrushes continuously make short and sharp chip calls.

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The Ovenbird is a tiny songbird that you hear before you see. The beautiful plumage of these birds easily blends into the color of the forest, making it very difficult to spot them.

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MacGillivray’s Warbler

The MacGillivray’s Warbler is a wood Warbler that breeds in low to moderate elevations. Breeding populations found throughout most of the United States are lone or disjunct. These birds are not very gregarious, and they are actually quite secretive and shy. Hence, they’re not easy to sight.

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Mourning Warbler

The Mourning Warbler is a common breeder residing in disturbed habitats within the boreal forests of North America. These birds greatly benefit from human interference or natural disturbances in forest areas. Forest clearings are ideal nesting spots for these birds. There is not enough information about the migration and wintering habitats of Mourning Warblers as these birds are quite secretive in nature. Although there is a scarcity of research about them, new research is being conducted.

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Louisiana Waterthrush

The Louisiana Waterthrush is a New world Warbler of the genus Parkesia. These Warblers have a Thrush-like plumage but their singing sets them apart from Waterthrushes. They have loud and ringing songs that can be heard from miles away. This resonant song can pierce through the rest of the background noise.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a small species of Kinglets, also known as the Regulus calendula. First identified by Carl Linnaeus in 1766 in his landmark Systema Naturae. Named after the identifying feature of a deep red crown on adult males. Lacking the dark stripes of its Kinglet cousins, and the vastly different vocalizations have led to the idea that it belongs to a completely different genus. Its scientific name, Regulus calendula just like the bird hides a very interesting clue about it. Its genus, Regulus means “Little King”, just like its namesake, when agitated it begins to flare its Ruby Crown. 

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Golden-winged Warbler

Warblers tend to have a striking appearance. This is more so the case for a Golden-winged Warbler, where the unusual patterns on their plumage are contrasted by the places they chose to frequent, such as the swampy dumps and leafy areas going through their second growth.

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Chestnut-sided Warbler

The Warblers with crisps, chestnut-sided plumage are not the ones who can be considered average among the many warblers. The Chestnut-sided Warbler comes with a yellow cap, a slender body, and a penchant for the thickets and second-growth forests. In spring, their plumage molts into gray as they head to coffee plantations and the forests of Central America. 

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Audubon’s Warbler

Once, the Audubon’s Warbler was mistaken for the Yellow-rumped Warbler and Myrtle Warbler. And while they are mostly the same bird species, for the most part, they do have some differences scientists didn’t manage to decipher until around 1973. For one, Myrtle Warbler is thought to reside in the east of the U.S. while Audubon’s Warblers stay to the west. The species might also have hybrids in places where their breeding ranges meet like in Western Canada. 

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Cape May Warbler

Warblers who go through the trouble of migration always live such interesting lives. The Cape May Warbler, more so than others. The summer is spent in the north in the spruce forests. Yet, come winter, they are seen in the Caribbean. Their diet in summer is restricted to insects, but they have no problem consuming nectars and fruits in winter. The stripes on their plumage shine brightly during spring, but you might not be easily able to recognize them with their drab plumage in fall. 

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Northern Parula

Northern Parulas are colorful, small warblers you are likely to come across in North America. Since they are incredibly small, spotting them can prove to be harder than you would initially think. As such, we have prepared a guide for this birdwatching journey involving Northern Parula Warbler.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

The sheer number of Yellow-rumped Warblers you will see in the country during fall is impressive. Trees and shrubs are bursting with this species of brown and yellow birds with streaks all over them. The high pitched and distinguishable chip would follow you everywhere.

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Yellow Warbler

About 50 species of Warblers have been spotted in America to date. Yet, none of them are as easy as the eye with attractive color combinations like the Yellow Warbler. They pretty much own all of North America, with the male Yellow Warblers singing their songs among wet thickets and willows. You might see some of this famous side around the roadside of North America as well. 

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Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warblers stand out like a bright piece of golden light in the darkness of wet forests and woodland of swamps as they bounce from one branch to another. This golden ray they have around them is unique to this species of warblers.

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