|Cardellina canadensis||Order: Passeriformes||Family: Parulidae (New World Warblers)|
This strikingly beautiful bird with its snappy little tune spends most of its time at eye level in understory vegetation, yet can be frustratingly difficult to see in the thick foliage. It catches much of its insect food on the wing, often darting out into the open momentarily, but even as it snatches an insect in midair, it’s flitting back into the foliage. Canada Warblers feed on spiders and caterpillars as well as the moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects that make up much of its diet.
Females are more dully colored than males but also sing. Intriguingly, as with many other species in which females sing, Canada Warblers appear to be monogamous not just through the breeding season but also during migration and winter.
Canada Warblers are long distance migrants, wintering in northern South America and breeding in central and eastern Canada and, in the United States, in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions and into the Appalachian Mountains as far south as Georgia’s northern border.
Laura's Published Works
- Warbler Day! 2019
- June Hike 2018
- Warbler Day 2016
- Peabody Street Robins 2015
- Window Collisions This Spring 2015
- Laura and Pip's "Sort-of-a-Big-Day" Recap 2015
- Struggling with Warblers? 2014
- A Walk in Port Wing 2013
- Biggest Week in American Birding 2012 2012
- Conservation Big Year Target List 2011
- Anniversaries 2011
- Canada Warbler 2005
- A Walk in Port Wing 2003
- Summer magic: warblers 2003
- Canada Warbler and other Fall Birds 2001
- E-mail questions 2001
- My Favorite Warbler 2000
- National Warbler Awareness Week: My Favorite Warbler 1989