We are finally to the time of year when many warblers have finished breeding and are on the move! Lots of birders are only excited about spring migration, but I love looking for warblers during the fall migration, too. One of the main reasons is that there are more individual birds migrating during the fall. With all of the freshly hatched young, you have the potential to see a lot more birds, but sometimes there can be more challenges with identifying warblers in non-breeding plumage.
Although it is still early in the migration season, some warblers are already starting to move through my favorite local park. While leading a trip for the Indiana Young Birders Club today, we found 5 warbler species which is my highest total of the fall migration season so far!
Have you seen any warblers yet during this fall migration season?