Black-throated Blue Warbler
|Family: Parulidae (New World Warblers)
This beautiful little gem of the Eastern states breeds in hardwood forests in the northern tier of states and southernmost parts of eastern provinces as far west as the tip of Lake Superior and down through the Appalachians. We in the Duluth area find them most easily during the breeding season in maple/basswood forests, most reliably at Tettegouche State Park. The distinctive buzzy I am so lazy song and the fact that they tend to be at eye level rather than treetop height make them one of the easier warblers to find if they are present during the nesting season.
They migrate throughout the eastern states, and winter in the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and occasionally the Caribbean coast of Mexico and Central America. Most of my photos of spring birds were taken at the Magee Marsh in Ohio or a few places in northern Wisconsin, and the ones of them visiting a feeder were taken in Cuba.
Laura's Published Works
- Spring Update 2019
- June Hike 2018
- Biggest Week in American Birding 2018
- Biggest Week in American Birding 2012 2012
- Warblers and Edge 2000
- My Favorite Warbler 2000
- Birdathon! 1999
- World of Wheels 1994
- Essential Nature of Mature and Dying Trees 1991
- National Warbler Awareness Week: My Favorite Warbler 1989
- The Superiority of Birds 1986