Sherry, you are in luck, given the following recent 2011 publication Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds That Built Them (Chronicle Books). In it, Sharon Beals features amazing photos of USA bird species, including the one shown here: Golden-winged Warbler (which, by the way, is a Watch List* species according to the National Audubon Society, meaning it's numbers appear to be decreasing in portions of its breeding range, per census figures).
(* = See http://birds.audubon.org/species)
So, start your Nest Search Engines, people (and Sherry), as this species would truly be a jewel to find.....and I am lucky to note that I saw one migrating Golden-winged recently in Wisconsin
during a birding trip to find warblers and other avian migrants.
Meanwhile, the Harrison guides round out my nest library of, along with A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of N.
American Birds (Paul
J. Baicich & Colin J.O. Harrison, Academic Press, 1997, 2nd
Got wood-warbler questions? If so, I have answers for you. I'm Daniel Edelstein — biologist, birding guide, birding instructor (www.warblerwatch.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) — who ponders: Are there any wonders in our world more fascinating than the elegant beauty of wood-warblers? (All photos © Martin Meyers unless otherwise noted.) By the way, my upcoming new adult college birding class is featured at: http://danielsmerrittclasses.blogspot.com/
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Warbler Guy, now that the leaves are starting to fall in my northern locale, I found a couple of warbler nests. Hence, is there a newer bird nest field guide than the great, yet limited Hal Harrison East & West Coast bird nest books?A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of N. American Birds. Paul J. Baicich & Colin J.O. Harrison, Academic Press, 1997, 2nd edition
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Finding nests is challenging, but I've found a few....derek
Good info I did not know
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