Autumn stopover ecology of the Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) in thorn scrub forest of the Dominican Republic.
A critical review of the transoceanic migration of the Blackpoll Warbler.
Weight-loss during migration part I: deposition and consumption of fat by the Blackpoll Warbler Dendroicastriata.
Each autumn, Blackpoll Warblers (Setophaga striata) undertake the longest migration (up to 8,000 km) of any North American warbler (Baird 1999, Hunt and Eliason 1999).
Herein, I report annual variation in numbers captured, timing of migration, age ratios, and physiological conditions of migrant Blackpoll Warblers during autumn migrations in the British Virgin Islands, 2003-2012.
I captured and banded 717 Blackpoll Warblers during the Octobers of 2003-2012 while conducting an average of 348.
Blackpoll Warblers were captured as early as 8 and as late as 29 October, with the mean day of capture being 16 October ([+ or -] 0.
34 g fat free mass (FFM) of Blackpoll Warblers (Odum in Dunning 2008).
Studies assessing migration of Blackpoll Warblers have largely been limited to banding stations across northern North America, with an emphasis on the northeastern region of the continent (Hunt and Eliason 1999).
Our detections of Blackpoll Warbler
and Red-eyed Vireo, and our consistent detections of other, less common species--such as Yellow-throated Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), and numerous warbler species--indicate that they may be more common in the eastern Caribbean during migration than previously believed due to a lack of searching or banding efforts in that region.