What’s Your Favorite Warbler?

Alex LamoreauxBirding, General Rant8 Comments

For years, my all-time favorite warbler was the adult male Blackburnian Warbler…..every spring I couldn’t wait for the morning I would go out and see a male Blackburnian, with it’s flaming-orange throat, calling from the top of a tree. Even in the fall, the Blackburnian looks absolutely stunning. Although that species isn’t particularly uncommon, and it doesn’t necessarily have the best song of the other warblers, something about them just made me love to see them, more so than any other. Then last year, birding intensely here in Centre County and seeing loads of Cape May Warblers, way more than I had ever seen in one fall, made me start to think…..could Cape May be my new favorite? Check out the photo below, that I took of an adult Cape May Warbler last week at Jo Hays Vista……seeing enough of these guys really makes you have second thoughts about what your favorite warbler is.

Cape May Warbler - adult male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

So, now that fall warbler season is coming to an end over the course of this month…..has this season made you change your mind about what species is your favorite warbler? Leave a comment, and let me know!