Date: 12/30/18 8:16 am From: Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton <jennfrost67...> Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Monson's may 2018 golden-winged warblers - where'd they go?
Hi, Most Warblers migrate south to warmer areas in the fall. I read in Cornell Ornithology that the Golden winged warbler is a long distance migrant to Mexico, places like Costa Rica .It also states that it's numbers have decreased by 68% since 1966 due to loss of habitat but that the Cornell lab has a conservation plan in place to try increase their numbers by preserving their habitat. It's nice you saw them, I have not seen any yet! I hope they visit you again when they return in April/May.
On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:58:09 PM UTC-5, Molly Jacobson wrote: > > Hi all, > I was looking back on old ebird reports and remembered the two > golden-winged warblers that showed up for a couple of weeks at Old Monson > Village in Hollis/Milford. Both were there singing, and it seemed hopeful > that they'd stick around. But after a while it seemed that reports of them > stopped - what happened to them? Were they just not there one day? Did they > both leave at the same time or did one linger? What could have caused them > to leave that suitable habitat? Once I'd seen the bird myself I stopped > paying much attention to updates on them so I realize now that that left me > with unanswered questions as to how long they actually did stay at that > location. I am just curious, that's all! > > -Molly Jacobson > Merrimack > > (On the same topic, I always thought it interesting that they were > reportedly singing blue-winged songs, but when I observed one, it was > singing a golden-winged song. Can these hybrids alternate at will?) > > >