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golden-winged warbler leaves the open
woodlands, forest edges, and shadecoffee plantations of Central America
and northern South America in March
and April, and arrives in Pennsylvania
during early May only to head south
again in August and September. The
loss of forest on its wintering ground
and stopover locations along its migration route is another cause for its
decline.
Although it is a species of early
successional forest, an exact habitat
preference is difficult to describe as the
golden-wing occupies a wide range of
disturbed areas and wetland settings in
largely forested landscapes. It seems to
prefer a complex mix of trees, saplings,
shrubs and grasses or weedy plants. This
combo can be found in forest openings
disturbed naturally by fire, wind storms,
insect invasions and beaver dams, or
in reverting clearcuts of timbered areas and abandoned farmland. It is an

ever-changing habitat type that may
gain or lose its suitability for goldenwings from year to year, a habitat that
inevitably reverts to mature forest. In
Pennsylvania, almost all nesting locations for golden-winged warblers are
in a forested landscape at elevations
over 1,000 feet. The golden-winged
matrix - agreeable nesting habitat -
also supports many other disturbancedependent forest and shrubland birds
of conservation concern. Such places
are good rabbit, snowshoe hare, turkey,
woodcock, grouse and deer habitat.
In addition to early successional
forests, golden-wings seem to find
acceptable the wooded wetlands of
Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.
Here golden-wings inhabit red maple
swamps, tamarack swamps, beaver
meadows and shrubby wetlands. There
may be less hybridization and territory
overlap with blue-winged warblers in
these forest wetland habitats. That

Hal Korber
GOLDEN-WING WARBLERS prefer early succession forest, or regenerating forest openings.
A complex mix of trees, saplings, shrubs and grasses or weedy plants seems important.

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