Swainson's Warbler

Swainson's warbler is a retiring bird that rarely seems to emerge from its shadowy, wet habitat. The best way to locate this bird is by call, but the swainson's call is difficult to sort out from that of the hooded warbler, a bird who likes the same habitat. For these reasons, this species is probably under reported on the breeding survey.

This species can be raised to the probable classification when it can be placed on its territory by call. However, spring rainfalls and land use are probably going to change this bird's breeding territories from year to year.

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