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Warblers put a song in our hearts

  • ##Look out below! The warblers are coming. Are you ready? This Tennessee warbler is. Photo credit: Nick Anich
  • ##Wisconsin has more than 30 warbler species nesting in northern Wisconsin in the summer. Most of them migrate to central and South America in the winter. The yellow-rumped warbler, however, winters in the southern U.S. It is the earliest to arrive and the most common migrant in Wisconsin. Photo credit: Ryan Brady
  • ##The blackburnian warbler, with its colorful orange throat, is a birder's favorite in Wisconsin. Photo credit: Nick Anich
  • ##The Kirtland's warbler is the most rare warbler in Wisconsin, listed as both federally and state-endangered. DNR and partners have been working hard to establish a self-sustaining population here to backstop the main nesting population in Michigan. Photo credit: Ryan Brady
  • ##Canada warblers are rare in Wisconsin and listed as a species in greatest need of conservation. Its distinctive features include a yellow stripe in front of its eye and a complete white ring around the eye. Photo credit: Nick Anich
  • ##The Cerulean warbler is a threatened species in Wisconsin. Highest concentrations occur in the Baraboo Hills, along the lower Wisconsin and Mississippi River corridors, in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and in many scattered areas in the western coulee areas. Photo credit: Tom Prestby
  • ##Nashville warblers are common in Wisconsin. Their name traces to the fact they were first observed there in 1811 by Alexander Wilson, who named the species.
  • ##The American redstart has a deep repertoire of songs, making identifying it a challenge for even experienced birders. Photo credit: Tom Prestby
  • ##The chestnut-sided warbler takes the cake when it comes to distinctive appearances, boasting the only combination of a greenish-yellow cap, a white breast, and reddish streaks down its sides. Photo credit: Tom Prestby
  • ##While most warblers are insect eaters, the Cape May warbler has a special, tubular tongue that allows it to sip nectar from plants in the West Indies, its winter home.
  • ##As with the Kirtland’s warbler, our state plays an important role for the golden-winged warbler. About a quarter of the global population calls Wisconsin home during breeding season and populations have been declining for various reasons, including loss of habitat and expanding populations of its southern counterpart, the blue-winged warbler. Work is underway to stem declines. Photo credit: Ryan Brady

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Last Revised: Friday June 21, 2018