Sunday, November 28, 2021

Townsend’s Warbler

On 20 November 2021, Erika and I banded this Townsend’s Warbler. We have them in our backyard all year, except for June, July and the first half of August. This absence is strange because the bird should be found in Olympia all year. Wahl et al. (2005) write that Townsend’s Warblers breed in conifer-dominated forests, so perhaps the fragmented woods here in suburban Olympia falls short of the warblers’ breeding-habitat requirements.

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