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10 Warblers you won’t want to miss at the Biggest Week

Tim Schreckengost|

Hooded Warbler - Anna Fasoli

Ah, the Biggest Week in American Birding is just around the corner. As I am writing this post, the Warbler Capital of the World will be loaded with birds and birders in 2 weeks, 3 days, 6 hours, 16 minutes, and 55 seconds. Anna was thinking about the Biggest Week back when she was tired of winter back in March, Drew presented five reasons you should go to the Biggest Week, and Steve showed the world how to react at the Biggest Week. Everyone knows that if you want to see warblers during spring migration, northwest Ohio is the place to be. Up to 37 species of warbler can be seen during the Biggest Week in American Birding. Now, 37 species is a lot and seeing all of them in one day is most likely unheard of, but everyone should still go and try to see them all in one day! All of the warblers are gorgeous, so it’s hard to pick favorites, but here I give you 10 warblers you won’t want to miss at the Biggest Week in American Birding.

10. Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Black-throated Blue Warbler - Anna Fasoli

9. Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler - Anna Fasoli

8. Magnolia Warbler.

Magnolia Warbler - Anna Fasoli

7. Hooded Warbler.

Hooded Warbler - Anna Fasoli

6. Blackburnian Warbler.

Blackburnian Warbler - Anna Fasoli

5. Bay-breasted Warbler.

Bay-breasted Warbler - Anna Fasoli

4. Prothonotary Warbler.

Prothonotary Warbler - Alex Lamoreaux

3. Worm-eating Warbler.

Worm-eating Warbler - Anna Fasoli

2. Cerulean Warbler.

Cerulean Warbler - Anna Fasoli1. Kirtland’s Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler - Alex Lamoreaux

Did your favorite warbler make the list? How about a nemesis? A few members of the Nemesis Bird Crew will be at the festival, so let us know in the comments if you will be attending as well! If this list doesn’t convince you to go to the Biggest Week in American Birding, I don’t know what will. If it did convince you, then go ahead and register!

About the Author

Tim Schreckengost

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I am a young field ornithologist from western PA, but am currently in southern Delaware. I am pursuing a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology studying the validation of NEXRAD data and models of bird migration stopover in the northeast US. I have worked throughout the country on several bird research projects and in my free time I enjoy birding, blogging, and photography. I’m interested in migration, radar ornithology, and keeping cats indoors.

  • Steven Tucker

    Worm-eating??? You chose the Dead Leaf Cluster Warbler over Canada and Golden-winged? I think most people would be with you on #1 and #2 though.