Chestnut-sided Warbler – It’s not supposed to be here!

Chestnut-sided WarblerChestnut-sided Warbler – It’s not supposed to be here!

For the last couple days I thought I was hearing a Chestnut-sided Warbler singing at our house. That surprised me because all the books show them as nesting much farther north. To make sure I as hearing it right Lorna and I went out and we were able to get great views of the bird today. That must mean they are nesting here.

The Birds of North America website at Cornell says: “Disparate populations also breed from extreme s. Illinois locally south through the Ozark Plateau of Missouri and Arkansas.” I’ve attached the range map from that website.

Note: This picture was taken by Glenn Bartley.

Chestnut-sided-Warbler-Map

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