Cape May Warbler

Dendroica tigrina
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Description: Males have chestnut cheeks; both sexes have yellow on sides of the neck. Upperparts are mottled olive green, with a prominent white wing patch. Underside predominately yellow with distinctive dark streaking.

Song: A high, thin “seet seet seet.”

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

Distribution: A spruce budworm specialist that breeds in the northern boreal forest across much of Canada, the northern Great Lakes, and northern New England.

Winters in the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles, and rarely in south Florida.

The Cape May Warbler migrates through Florida the first birds appearing in late March. They arrive in the Great Lakes states in mid-May.

Status: Populations fluctuate with abundance of spruce budworms, but overall appear stable. Breeding Bird Survey

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