Sunday, July 28, 2013
Warbler Guy, where can I quickly learn more about confusing fall warblers that I am starting to see now as the warbler migration begins in North America? Are hybrid (intergrade) warblers common to see as part of the confusing fall warblers I sometimes see among migrating warblers?
(above graphic courtesy of Peterson Guide to Birds, Houghton Mifflin Publishing)
Here’s a rapid relief answer, Jason (in Pittsburgh):
Please feel free to see pages 524- 525 in the new (and excellent) The Warbler Guide (Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle. 2013. University of Princeton Press. $29.95; nathist.princeton.edu).
Beyond this basic overview associated with hybrid warblers, throughout this aforementioned book you can view comparative/contrast photos that will help
solve your confusing fall warbler puzzlements.
Does this help?
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Warbler Guy, where can I find warbler song finder charts? Where can I see warbler sonograms? Are reading bird sonograms difficult?
EZ answer, Jodie (in San Jose).
The recently published The Warbler Guide (noted below in a recent article) is one fine perch to grab: p. 116-137 features East & West Coast warbler sonograms.
An explanation to help you “read” them is also present in this excellent new book.
I’ll share additional thoughts on other wonderful features in this book in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, time to go birding, so I am now a scissors, cutting out of here (bada bum....).