Prothonotary Warbler, a golden treasure within the greenery! Being extra heard than seen now throughout a river from conservation land in Harmony, MA. It’s thought of unusual right here as a result of its breeding vary is a bit south and throughout a lot of the nation’s jap half. These pictures have been taken on Sanibel Island throughout migration. Prothonotary Warblers breed in cavities in standing lifeless bushes alongside rivers and in forested wetlands. I keep in mind as soon as canoeing alongside a small swampy river within the New Jersey Pine Barrens and seeing a number of Prothonotary Warblers, like luminary candles alongside the sides, lighting our manner.
Prothonotary Warblers have declining populations and are on the Companions in Flight Yellow Watch checklist. They’re susceptible to lack of forested wetlands on their breeding grounds and lack of mangroves on their wintering grounds.