2018 April Yellow Rumped Warbler

While out looking for some Mountain Bluebirds in the Squamish estuary (which we saw, just not close enough to get good photos) we came across a flock of Yellow Rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) amongst Bullrushes -these birds are among North America’s most abundant neotropical migrants, are perhaps the most versatile foragers of all warblers (although primarily  insectivorous). Both the Myrtle and Audubon forms are migratory, traveling to the southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for winters. Among warblers Audubon’s is by far the most widespread in North America in winter, and in the northern and central parts of the continent, it is among the last to leave in the fall and among the first to return. Larger images can be seen by clicking his link or the embedded photo.