For the first time, University of Guelph biologists have tracked an annual migration of up to 20,000 kilometres made by the 12-gram blackpoll
warbler, one of the fastest declining songbirds in North America.
My group identified a total of 56 different bird species that morning at the Burnside Bridge, including three warbler species--yellow, blackpoll
and chestnut-sided--in the famous Burnside Sycamore at the base of the bridge.
North Wales struggles in this regard, blocked by Ireland to the west and it was the latter that saw multiple Red-eyed Vireos, a Scarlet Tanager and a Blackpoll
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Eight species were transient migrants and comprised 495 observations: Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Tennessee, Nashville, Blackpoll
, and Western Palm Warblers, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (Table 5).
In total, 13 bird species--the "Boreal Baker's Dozen"--represent this iconic lowland wetland community type in the Adirondacks and include the gray jay, blackpoll
warbler, rusty blackbird and state-endangered spruce grouse.
A paper published in March by William DeLuca shows how scientists were able to follow the 1,500 mile journey of the 13g Blackpoll
Warbler from North America and Canada to Puerto Rico and Cuba and then onwards to South America.
Some species considered riparian/wetland specialists (e.g., Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes, Blackpoll
Warbler Setophaga striata) were also associated with this habitat type in combination with other habitats.
Temporary (migrating) residents included the hermit thrush, eastern towhee, wood thrush, white-throated sparrow, ovenbird, ruby-crowned kinglet, blackpoll
warbler, common yellowthroat, and blue-throated warbler.
Our tiny blackpoll
warblers, in some respects our most amazing migrants, will put on enough fat to fuel their nonstop flight from our coast to northern South America.
To demonstrate how AdaSTEM can adapt to different distributional dynamics across a range of extents and scales we estimated the distributions for Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Blackpoll
Warbler (Setophaga striata), and Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens).
FAA should improve control of birds and wildlife near airports The victims could fill a novice bird-watcher's bucket list: blackpoll
warbler, double-crested cormorant, American black duck, short-billed dowitcher, black-crowned night heron, magnolia warbler, budgerigar and green-winged teal.