Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.

Birds by Color: Yellow Warblers

Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.
Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.

During migration, the Philadelphia area is inundated with yellow warblers that pass through the area on their way to points north. Some yellow warblers stay in the Delaware Valley to breed during the summer months.

The warbler section of any field guide is full of yellow birds. Warblers are a group of birds dominated by olive and yellow plumage.

Warblers are the also the most annoying birds to identify as they are often small, quick and hyperactive.

If you are trying to identify yellow birds and they aren’t the usual yellow bird species, try looking for your bird among the warblers.

Black-Throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens). Photo courtesy Jake Dingel/Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Black-Throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens). Photo courtesy Jake Dingel/Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Black-Throated Green Warbler (migrates through SE PA, breeds in other areas of PA, the female has yellow thought

Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca) migrates through SE PA, breeds in other ares of PA

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus) breeds in SE PA

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) migrates through SE PA, breeds in other areas of Pennsylvania

Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) migrates through Pennsylvania

Canada Warbler (Wilsonia candensis) – migrants through SE PA

Cerulean Warbler (Dendrioca cerulea) migrates through Philadelphia; female is yellowish

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica) miigrates through Philadelphia, breeds in some areas of SE PA and Pennsylvania

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) common summer  breeder in Philadelphia area, rare to occasional winter visitor in the Coastal Plain

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) migrates through Pennsylvania

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla). Photo courtesy Jake Dingel/Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla). Photo courtesy Jake Dingel/Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) migrates through SE PA, breeds in central and western PA

Kentucky Warbler (Oprornis formosus) breeds in SE PA

Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia) migrates through SE PA, breeds in other areas of PA

Mourning Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia) migrates through SE PA, breeds in other areas of Pennsylvania

Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) migrates through SE Pennsylvania

Northern Parula (Parula americana). Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service/Bill Thompson.
Northern Parula (Parula americana). Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service/Bill Thompson.

Northern Parula (Parula americana) breeds the Philadelphia area

Orange-Crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) migrates through Pennsylvania

Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) migrates through Pennsylvania

Pine Warbler (Denrioica pinus) migrates through Philadelphia and migrates in other areas of Pennsylvania.

Praire Warbler (Dendroica discolor). Photo courtesy Jack Dingle/Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Praire Warbler (Dendroica discolor). Photo courtesy Jack Dingle/Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) migrates through Philadelphia, breeds in other areas of PA

Prothonotary (Protonotaria citerea) migrates through Pennsylvania, breeds in small areas of PA

Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina) migrates through Pennsylvania; female has yellowish easy on breast

Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) migrates through SE PA

Yellow-Breasted Chat (Icteria virens) – breeds in southern PA, rare and occasional visitor in the Coastal Plain (link)

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) winters in SE PA, breeds in northern PA

Yellow-Throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica) breeds in SE PA

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia). Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Game Commission/Joe Kosack.
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia). Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Game Commission/Joe Kosack.

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) breeds throughout PA

 

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Birds by Color: Yellow Warblers

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2 comments

  1. Such amazing birds… I wish I had some so bright and yellow like those warblers in my garden in New Zealand…

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