Sunday, April 26, 2015
Alabama Part 2: Diversity - Warblers
As explained in the previous post, I'm just back from a week in coastal Alabama, where we had, among ~160 bird species, 29 (!) species of warblers! And many, even the skulkers, were readily observable as they fed hard after their 600 mile journey across the Gulf of Mexico.
We couldn't quite manage to find that 30th species, though we tried hard. Swainson's Warbler and Mourning Warbler were among the missing prospects, but still, it's hard to complain about this kind of diversity. Here's a sampling:
[Male Cape May Warbler at Bottlebrush on Dauphin Island, AL, April 20, 2015.]
Up next: a couple Alabama rarities.
Posted by Don Freiday at 2:03 PM