"As a conservation scientist, what strikes me most is that in a single year a blackpoll
warbler has to navigate 20,000 kilometres across land and ocean, facing risks of cat predation, storms and collisions with buildings and vehicles, all while trying to find islands of habitat to rest and refuel in our human-dominated landscapes,"said Cooke.
(B) Wood Warblers: Chestnut-sided, Magnoua, Tennessee, Nashville, Black and White, Canada, Black-throated Green, Golden-winged, Blackburnian, Blackpoll
, Western Palm, Orange-crowned, Wilson's, Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Northern Parula (2010, n = 49; 2011, n = 179; 2012, n = 49; 2013, n = 173)
Figure 2 Temporary (Migrating) Bird Species Data Breeding Seeds Fruit Insects Species Season Y Y Y Eastern Towhee Summer Y Y Hermit Thrush Summer Y Y Ovenbird Summer Y Y Blue-throated Warbler Summer Y Common Yellowthroat Summer White-throated Doesn't Y Sparrow nest locally Ruby-crowned Kinglet Migrates Y Y Wood Thrush Summer Y Blackpoll
Warbler Migrates N Y Y Chart of temporary bird species' breeding season and food needs by Jill Friedenberg (Kelly and Malloy 2014, p.
Figure 3 shows the distribution estimates for Barn Swallow (top), Blackpoll
Warbler (middle), and Black-throated Blue Warbler (bottom) on June 28 (left), October 11 (center), and December 20 (right).
Autumn migration of the blackpoll
warbler: evidence for long flight provided by regional survey.
The Scillies boasted a blackpoll
warbler, sociable plover and redeyed vireo.
Over what area does the Blackpoll
Warbler fly for most of its trip north?
After hanging up his boots, McMahon embarked on a career in management with spells at Swindon, Blackpoll
and then Perth Glory.
Perhaps the most amazing songbird of all is the blackpoll
Other unusual recent visitors include a red-eyed vireo at Liniclate, Benbecula, in the Outer Hebrides, and a blackpoll
warbler at Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
So go to a town like Vantage and glass the trees, where I've found everything from blackpoll
warbler to Harris's sparrow."
Seventy-five percent of the Neotropical songbirds migrate at an altitude between 500 to 6,000 feet, with the Blackpoll
warblers (Dendroica striata), Red knots (Calidris canutus) and American golden-plovers (Pluvialis dominicus) traveling as high as 12,000 feet.
Meanwhile, warming winters brought wild turkeys, as well as turkey vultures, north from gentler climates right up to the Canadian border, to shake hands with boreal birds, like blackpoll
warblers, three-toed woodpeckers, and spruce grouse.
For example, grassland species like Sprague's pipit (Anthus spragueii) and boreal species like the blackpoll
warbler (Dendroica striata) are ranked high in both responsibility and concern.