Researchers in Oregon are working on a huge survey of birds in the state: Oregon 2020. Data from field observations is being compiled to determine the abundance and distribution of Oregon's bird species. The study in part uses data collected by citizen scientists who bird the state and... Read more »
The Yellow Warbler is a small songbird of the warbler family. Both sexes are yellow in color, with light olive upperparts. Males sport rusty chest stripes during breeding season. The males of some subspecies also develop rusty caps during breeding as well.
Yellow Warblers breed across much of the United States. They winter from Central America down into northern South American countries. The build their cup nests in trees and prefer open woodland habitat for breeding.
Yellow Warblers are particularly susceptible to nest parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds; if the foreign egg is discovered and recognized, the Yellow Warbler will build a new nest on top of the old (abandoned) nest and breed again. Nests up to six tiers high have been recorded.
How can you remember the song of the Yellow Warbler? Some birdwatchers say it sounds like they are singing Sweet, sweet, I'm so sweet!
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The different New World warbler species have a lot in common with each other. They mostly feed on insects, they sing, they raise their young. But the nests they use have some variety. Some nest in trees, and some nest on or near the ground. They build cups,... Read more »
A mnemonic device is something used to aid memory or learning. Sometimes birders 'translate' bird songs into mnemonics to help them remember which bird is singing a particular song. We've made a fun quiz showing ten of our Birdorable birds and the common mnemonics birdwatchers sometimes use to... Read more »
Today's highlighted t-shirt design features six of our Birdorable eastern Wood-Warblers. Have fun learning your warblers with this cute original design from Birdorable! They are: Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Wilson's Warbler and Kirtland's Warbler, shown here on... Read more »