Connecticut Warbler


(Oporornis agilis)

Connecticut Warbler breeds mainly across Canada, and although its range extends into Northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Michigan upper peninsula, it is notoriously difficult to observe because of the inaccessible locations of the mosquito-infested spruce bogs it chooses for its habitat. Unless one is fortunate enough to find a bird in southeastern Florida or on the way further northward during spring migration, or in New England during fall migration, one must travel to spruce bog country. Males sing loudly from a high perch, so, once there, an individual is not hard to locate as the song carries a considerable distance, but getting a decent viewing angle or an unobstructed photo is still a challenge. As of the July, 2011 taxonomic changes it is the only remaining member of the Oporornis genus.

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