May 2, 2015 – Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)

These warblers breed in parts of eastern and central Canada and the northern United States, migrating through the eastern U.S. and Central America to winter in northwestern South America. Migrating in the late spring and early fall, they spend a relatively short period of time on their breeding grounds. They eat a variety of invertebrates, including moths, beetles, mosquitos, and spiders. Often flushing flying insects from plants then catching them in the air, they also forage in leaf litter on the ground. Females build the nests, usually within six inches (about 15 cm) of the ground. Pairs care for the chicks together.