Magnolia Warbler

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Magnolia Warbler

There were a lot of Magnolia Warblers over at the Vermilion River Gorge Hiking Trail this weekend. They are curious little warblers and they are affectionately also called “Maggies”

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This is another example of a poorly named bird. Magnolia Warblers don’t have much to do with Magnolia trees. They might fly into one during their migration, but they don’t have anything to do with Magnolia trees when they are back on their breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada. I find these birds in dense stands of Balsam trees. I think the perfect name for this bird would be Balsam Warbler.

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