Blackburnian Warbler Banded by Al Sherkow

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Blackburnian Warbler banded at Riveredge Nature Center on May 16, 2000. The bird now wears a USFWS aluminun band numbered 2090-75970 on it's leg. This is an adult male in breeding plumage. His weight was 10.5 grams about 0.4 ounces. (Two of these birds weight less than a business letter mailed with a $0.34 stamp!) Blackburnian Warbler's winter in southern Central America and in South America, from Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil south in the Andes to central Bolivia. In the fall they follow the coast of the Gulf of Mexico or fly across the Gulf to Yucatan. In Spring, while heading north, most cross the Gulf of Mexico.

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Blackburnian Warbler

Last Update: 15April2002.

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