Did you know that May is Warbler Neck Awareness Month?
Some New World warblers migrate between winter grounds in South and Central America to their breeding grounds across North America, and the peak of their migration in central and northern parts of the United States occurs for the most part during May. Warbler Neck is an affliction birdwatchers may suffer as they search, looking up, for these visiting feathered gems.
While we may be getting over our Warbler Neck as the warblers are reaching their breeding grounds, we thought this is a great time to celebrate these amazing birds. Welcome to Warbler Week! We'll be focused on New World warblers for this celebration. There are over 100 recognzied species of New World Warbler. Here at Birdorable we have 24 species, and this week we'll reveal four more.
To kick off our celebratory week, let's have a look at featured Birdorable warbler blog posts of the past:
- We told you about a star Kirtland's Warbler that visited Magee Marsh in Ohio back in May 2010, to the delight of birders attending a birding festival.
- We shared some fun facts about the Northern Parula and some interesting facts about the Black-throated Blue Warbler.
- We learned about how the American Redstart got its name.
- And we told you about new Birdorable warblers, introducing the following species on the blog: the Hooded Warbler; the Chestnut-sided Warbler; the Golden-winged Warbler; the Wilson's Warbler; the Nashville Warbler; the Prothonotary Warbler; the Blackburnian Warbler; the Magnolia Warbler; the Worm-eating Warbler; the Blue-winged Warbler; and the Ovenbird. We also shared a bit about Warbler Neck, like what Warbler Neck is and who suffers from Warbler Neck.
We hope you'll join us this week as we celebrate warblers on the Birdorable blog!