Yellow Warbler Archive

I read about the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge and saw that it was not too far from me and so… I planned a morning birding exploration trip with my birding buddy, Elizabeth. Let me start by sharing what the official website says about the refuge, A Protected Estuary The Nisqually River Delta, a biologically rich and diverse area at the southern end of Puget Sound, supports a variety of habitats.  Here, the freshwater of the Nisqually River combines with the saltwater of Puget Sound to form an estuary rich in nutrients and detritus.  These nutrients support a web of sea life – the benefits of which extend throughout Puget Sound and beyond. While most major estuaries in the state have been filled, dredged, or developed, Nisqually [&hellip

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Yellow warbler – Dendroica petechia aureolla Originally uploaded by ConstantineD The Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) is a New World warbler. It is the most widespread Dendroica species, breeding in almost the whole of North America and down to northern South America. The yellow warbler is also sometimes called a Yellowbird. Systematics and description The Yellow Warbler has 35 subspecies, which can be divided into three main groups. Each of these groups is sometimes considered a separate species, or the aestiva group (Yellow Warbler) is considered a species different from D. petechia (Mangrove Warbler, including Golden Warbler): * The Yellow Warbler proper (aestiva group) breeds in the whole of temperate North America as far south as central Mexico in open, often wet, woodland or shrub. It [&hellip

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