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Ovenbird perched upon a branch

There have been recent sightings of Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla) near Hawk Mountain’s Visitor Center. This warbler, named for its oven-like nests, creates an enclosed nest leaving an entrance on the side which resembles an oven. Ovenbirds can often be found walking on the forest floor, foraging for insects. If you can’t spot them, just listen for their distinct call that resembles the words ‘teacher, teacher, teacher’, which grows louder as they sing. 







Photo taken by Bill Moses