Blackpoll Warbler

Dendroica striata
female Blackpoll Warbler (17071 bytes)

Description: Black and white; darker above, whiter below, with solid black cap, white cheek. (Compare to Black-and-white Warbler.)

Song: High-pitched repetition of single or double notes, often building intensity in the middle.

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

Distribution: Boreal forest breeder, from most of Alaska east across northern Canada to Newfoundland. Extends south into Maritime Provinces and north-central Maine, at high elevations (above 3,000 ft.) elsewhere in New England and New York. Nests in coniferous forests.

Winters chiefly in South America, east of the Andes.

Migrates over the Caribbean, through Florida and the Gulf Coast. Moves along the East Coast in large numbers. Peak movements in Gulf Coast areas are during late April into second week of May.

Status: Generally abundant. Breeding Bird Survey

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