Black-throated Green Warbler

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Black-throated Green Warbler Perched on a Branch

As the spring songbird migration continues, sightings of Black-throated Green Warblers (Setophaga virens) are popping up all over the Mountain. When hiking the trails, listen for their high-pitched, cheery zee zee zo zo zee song and you might be able to catch a glimpse of these tiny songbirds foraging in the canopy. They have olive-green crowns and backs with a yellow face, olive-green eye-stripe, and black and white streaking on the wings and underside. Males have the namesake black throat patch. They are common in Hawk Mountain’s mature-growth forests during the summer breeding season.

Photo by Bill Moses.