Bay-breasted Warbler

Dendroica castanea
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Description: Dark above, with white wing bars. Black face; chestnut crown, throat, and sides. Creamy patch at sides of neck.


Song: A series of very high-pitched double notes, with pitch dropping at the end.

Recording
Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


Distribution: Breeding range extends from extreme southeast Yukon across boreal Canada to western Newfoundland, south to north-central Maine and northern New England and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Nests in open coniferous woods.

Winters mainly from Costa Rica and Panama to northwest South America.

A trans-Gulf migrant; most move through the Gulf Coast late April or early May. Arrives in breeding grounds in mid-May.


Status: A spruce budworm specialist, populations fluctuate according to infestations. Breeding Bird Survey

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