Warblers on the move

During my Half Moon Bay birding walk last week, we saw several warblers on the move (always): some fall visitors, some spring visitors, and a few elusive residents. My thanks to local guides Slow Adventure and Alvaro’s Adventures for a great week.

Townsend’s Warblers winter along our coast and then fly north for summer breeding.
townsendswarbler

Yellow Warblers are here during the summer and then migrate to the south for winter.
yellowwarbler

Orange-crowned Warblers are here year-round. They move south during the winter and then north and inland for the summer.orange-crowned-warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Yellowthroats are supposedly here year-round, but during the spring walk I saw my first one (below). We mostly heard them during the fall walk and I didn’t get a photo.
commonyellowthroat

Wilson’s Warblers migrate through between northern breeding and southern wintering. (This photo is from the spring walk, but we saw them briefly on this fall’s walk.)

wilsonswarbler

 

About Chris Parsons

A science writer/educator exploring and sharing nature with words and photos to connect, inspire and conserve.
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4 Responses to Warblers on the move

  1. marshdoctors says:

    Found this as I was pining for warblers, waiting for spring…thanks for the post, and it looks like we will enjoy your blog!

  2. nora deans says:

    great images, especially of birds that are always on the move!

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