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Watch our new video, “Birding Warblers”
Spring is here! As the days lengthen, millions of warblers, each weighing less than half an ounce, are traveling northward. The anticipation builds as bird watchers check the forecasts and wonder what new species they’ll see each day. To help celebrate the imminent arrival of spring migrants, Jessie Barry and Chris Wood from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology share their warbler-watching tips with you in a new video, “Birding Warblers.”
Join Chris and Jessie on a warbler treasure hunt as they explain how they scan for motion, focus on a single species at a time, and anticipate which species come through at different times in spring. Watch now.
As members of Team Sapsucker, the Cornell Lab’s birding team, Jessie and Chris helped set a new North American record last year with 264 species (18 of them warblers) found in Texas in 24 hours. Their efforts helped raise more than $250,000 for bird conservation, thanks to the generosity of Big Day donors. In late April, Team Sapsucker, sponsored by Zeiss, will return to Texas in a new quest to find the most species and raise the most for conservation.
We hope you’ll enjoy the “Birding Warbers” video. Let us know what you see this spring by sharing photos, stories, and your own favorite birding tips on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Facebook page!
To hear the songs of nearly 50 North American warblers, visit our wood-warbler page on All About Birds.