|Northern parula warbler in Mimosa tree on 9/ 17/16|
If you think that warblers are small birds that tend to look alike, you are not alone. But for birders the fun is trying to notice just one tidbit of detail that can help you find the correct ID, such as yellow colors on the back or on the underside. Another difficulty is that warblers tend to stay high up in the tree canopy, making binoculars a must, but also putting a strain on one’s neck muscles to a point that birders can complain of ‘warbler neck’ pain.
To view this feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
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To view blog entries on past birding trips click on 2010 ACE Basin - 2014 Edisto Island - 2013 Grosse Savanne - 2015 Little St. Simon's Island
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