Yellow Warbler Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Scientific Name:  Setophaga petechia

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Photo by Ryan Schain

Yellow Warblers breed in the Pacific Northwest and other northern states and migrate to California and other warmer states in the fall.  They look for food (like insects such as midges, caterpillars, and wasps) along the slender branches of small trees.  They like disturbed areas and backyards with small trees like the Vine Maple, Dogwoods or Willows.  They also build their nests in these small trees.

For more information, photos, videos and sound recordings of Yellow Warblers go to Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Website

Also visit the Audubon Society’s on-line field guide that includes information about the impact of climate change on Yellow Warblers.