If you live in the eastern United States and have even stepped outside during the past three weeks, then I am sure you have seen at least one Yellow-rumped Warbler. If you have been out birding recently I bet you have seen hundreds, if not thousands. This past weekend, I was in Cape May, NJ birding, and there were Yellow-rumped Warblers EVERYWHERE. No matter where I was during the weekend, I was constantly within sight of at least a few Yellow-rumped Warblers. In fact, on the morning of October 22nd I stopped by the morning flight watch at the Higbee Beach SWA and witnessed the best morning flights of Yellow-rumped Warblers so far this fall; a whopping 150,000 Yellow-rumped Warblers flew over our heads throughout the morning as they conducted their reverse migration back to shore after not quite being able to cross the Delaware Bay. Below are some photos I took recently of Yellow-rumped Warblers, celebrating how beautiful these common songbirds truly are.
About the Author
Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist since he was a youngster, growing up exploring the farmland and Appalachian ridges near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University, studying wildlife biology. Alex has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa and is a freelance nature tour guide, field biologist, and wildlife photographer. Alex has worked on wildlife research projects ranging from Whimbrel migration along the coast of Virginia to Yellow-billed Cuckoo nesting in the desert southwest. He has been the migration counter at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for the past two fall seasons, documenting the massive visible migration of raptors and songbirds along Lake Superior. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, and strives to bring the birding community together to share in the fun that studying birds and wildlife has to offer. He has helped to organize and coordinate birding events in his home state of Pennsylvania and beyond. Contact Info Alex Lamoreaux email@example.com (717) 943-7086