April 2014 Warblers

April is usually a good month for seeing migrating warblers in Florida during Spring migration.  A few winter here and some stay year round, but most are passing through on their way north for nesting season.  Here are a dozen of my favorites (of the ones I’ve seen to date), representing only about one-third all the warblers seen in the State.

MIGRATORS – These are usually the more difficult to see as they are passing through and don’t hang around as long as the others.  I was fortunate to see my first Cape May and Blackpoll warblers in our front yard last year.

Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

The Northern Waterthrush and Black-throated Blue warblers are seen fairly frequently passing through during Spring and Fall migrations.

Northern Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

SUMMER VISITORS – Prairie and Prothonotary warblers arrive this time of year and stay around for the summer.

Prairie Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

WINTER VISITORS – Getting ready to head north for summer breeding are the Black-and-white, Palm and Yellow-rumped warblers.

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

YEAR ROUND – Fortunately we have the privilege of seeing a few warblers throughout the year, including Yellow-throated and Pine warblers.  And, also seen more frequently, the Common Yellowthroat.

Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

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Thanks again,

Phil Graham–Photo Naturalist

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