Blackpoll Warbler

These birds are migratory, wintering in northwestern South America. They are rare vagrants to western Europe, although their northerly range and long-distance migration make them one of the more frequent transatlantic passerine wanderers.

The Blackpoll Warbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blackpoll Warbler, Dendroica striata , is a New World warbler. These birds breed in northern North America, from Alaska, through most of Canada, and into the Great Lakes region and New England. These birds are migratory, wintering in northwestern South America. They are rare vagrants to western Europe, although their northerly range and long-distance migration make them one of the more frequent transatlantic passerine wanderers. More

* The song of the male Blackpoll Warbler is one of the highest-pitched of all birds. * Part of their fall migratory route is over the Atlantic Ocean from the northeastern United States to Puerto Rico, the Lesser Antilles, or northern South America. This route averages 1,864 miles over water, requiring a potentially nonstop flight of up to 88 hours. More

Blackpoll Warbler Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Male breedingPopOutZoom In Male breeding * © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Chambers County, Texas, April 2000 * FemalePopOutZoom In Female * © 2004 Cornell Lab of More

The summer male Blackpoll Warblers have dark-streaked brown backs, white faces and black crowns. Their underparts are white with black streaks, and they display two white wing bars. The adult females essentially resemble washed-out versions of the summer males, and in particular, the females lack the strong head patterns, and their crowns and faces are shades of gray. More

Blackpoll Warblers commonly nest in a relatively low site which can be found in a conifer, and they lay 4-9 eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Diet / Feeding These birds are insectivorous, but will opt for berries in winter. They often forage high in trees, and sometimes catch insects while in flight. More

The Blackpoll Warbler has a black cap, white cheeks and throat. The back is gray striped with black, underparts white which are heavily streaked black and has two white wing bars. The female and fall birds are yellowish on the breast and head. The bird measures 4 3/4" - 5 1/2" with a wingspread of 8 - 9 1/2". This bird can be confused with the Black-and-White Warbler, but lacks the deep black cap. More

Bent Life History for the Blackpoll Warbler - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. BLACK-POLLED WARBLER DENDROICA STRIATA (Forster) CONTRIBUTED BY ALFRED OTTO GROSS HABITS The common or vernacular name black-polled warbler owes its origin to the conspicuous and distinctive black crown of the adult male. More

The Blackpoll Warbler is the long-distance migration champion among the warblers, with some birds flying as much as 5,000 miles from Alaska to South America. Prevailing winds help Blackpoll Warblers make an incredible nonstop overwater flight of 1,800 miles. Blackpoll Warblers often raise two broods in a season, and a new nest is constructed for each brood. The female typically lays one fewer egg for her second nest than she did for her first nest of the season. More

The Blackpoll Warbler, named for the black forehead and crown of the breeding male, is a species of superlatives. It has one of the highest pitched songs of any bird and the longest migration of any North American warbler, including almost unimaginably long, nonstop, transoceanic flights. It shows unusually high degrees of polygyny, female site fidelity, and double-brooding for a warbler. More

OVERVIEW: The Blackpoll Warbler is an active, small, and insect eating member of the Wood-Warbler family (Parulidae) that measures about 4.5 inches long. This species has white wing bars, thin pointed bill, white spots visible on underside of tail, and yellow legs. The adult alternate plumage male has a black crown and malar streak, white face, upperparts streaked black and white, and underparts mostly white with black streaks on the sides. The adult alternate plumaged female is similar but lacks the distinctive head pattern. More

Blackpoll warblers continue to nest in Pennsylvania swamp The blackpoll warbler, North America's long-distance endurance champ, may be winging its way toward Pennsylvania's endangered species list. And that is good news. The blackpoll warbler is headed for the list not because it is disappearingfrom the state, but because the bird - and the habitat that supports it - is rebounding in the state's northern tier. More

The Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) is one of the most abundant warblers in the East and has an enormous breeding range in the northern part of the continent. During migration in late May, and again in September and early October, hundreds may be seen in a single day. Its diet consists mostly of insects and berries. During the breeding season eats aphids, scale insects, caterpillars, beetles, gnats, mosquitoes, cankerworms, sawflies, wasps, ants, termites and other insects. More

The blackpoll warbler was still in the Dick Bell Park in mid-November. The blackpoll warbler was still in the Dick Bell Park in mid-November. = Photograph by: Saul Bocian, World of Birds - The blackpoll warbler was still in the Dick Bell Park in mid-November.The Blackpoll Warbler is still at Dick Bell Park, Wilson Hum reports in mid-Nov. “I watched it catch numerous insects, including one that was too big to swallow whole. More

Blackpoll Warbler - Dendroica striataBlackpoll Warblers are a champion migrant, often going non-stop from the Northeastern coast of the U.S. to northern South America every fall. Blackpoll Warblers are usually fairly common in Spring migration through South Dakota. A male is depicted in the photo to the right. Photos of females can be seen in the additional photographs at the bottom of the page. Habitat: Deciduous woodlands, parks, gardens in migration. Stays in conifer forests and thickets on breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska. More

The Blackpoll Warbler spends most of its trip over theNight flights by Science WorldAs migration time nears, blackpoll warblers congregate in forests throughout New England.A seabird's endless summer by Cutraro, Jennifer / Science News for KidsA former wilderness guide now with the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, Prickett had done bird surveys from the mountain, recording Bicknell's thrush, Swainson's thrush, winter wren, blackpoll warbler and white-throated sparrow. More

Blackpoll Warblers undertake each year, it is amazing that this creature is one of the more abundant warblers seen in migration. Factors that contribute to its success include remote breeding areas undisturbed by man and no reliance on the cyclical populations of spruce budworm for breeding success. Even with these positive factors, it is still one of the miracles of the avian world for this tiny creature to travel such long distances nonstop over water each year. More

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Original source: Tim Hickok
Author: Tim Hickok
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Parulidae
Genus : Dendroica
Species : striata
Authority : (Forster, 1772)