April 30, 2017 – Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)
These warblers breed in parts of the northern United States and southern Canada, migrating through much of the US to Mexico and northern Central America. They eat mostly insects and their larvae, picking them from branches and foliage. Their cup-shaped nests are built from moss, bark, leaves, grasses, pine needles, hair, and other fibers, constructed on the ground near bushes or small trees. Though they don’t usually breed near Nashville, Tennessee, they were first recorded there by Alexander Wilson in 1811.