Warblers, warblers, and more warblers!
This supplemental post is dedicated entirely to the warbler migration through the Dry Tortugas National Park, which is one of the most spectacular in the country!
Warbler species seen this migration:
Enjoy the photos I’ve added of regular migrants seen in the last two weeks:
The blue-winged warbler was a particular favorite of mine, and is a less common visitor to the Dry Tortugas.
Look for the constant tail-bobbing of this funny little warbler, and note that they hang out in large groups and can be seen out in the open in the grass.
The waterthrushes, ovenbirds, worm-eating, and Swainson’s warblers all have similar feeding techniques: rustling through leaf litter on the ground under trees to turn up insects and larvae.
These multi-colored beauties are not shy of people and are not afraid to hop down to a low branch and sing right in front of you.
These are mostly early migrants, but the two later species yet to be seen at the Park include the Swainson’s warbler and black-throated blue warbler.