Pennsylvania Game News - April 2016 - a

By Marcia Bonta

Golden-wing Warblers
Because of habitat loss this warbler is losing ground, but some golden opportunities exist to bring it back.

T

HE LAST TIME I saw a goldenwinged warbler on our property
was May 29, 2008, when I heard one
singing his bee, bzz, bzz song and
tracked him to his usual nesting spot
at the top edge of First Field.
Of course that wasn't the only place
I saw golden-winged warblers on our
property. It is, however, the only place
that has remained the same with clusters
of black locust saplings, a 37-acre field
of goldenrod in front, and, upslope, a
mature mixed-hardwood forest.
This is ideal golden-wing
nesting habitat according to
the speakers at a Goldenwinged Warbler
Weekend I attended last April

at the Penn State Altoona campus,
which was partially sponsored by Pennsylvania Audubon, as well as our Juniata Valley Audubon Society (JVAS).
Yet so-called ideal golden-wing
habitat on both their nesting and wintering grounds has been increasingly
empty of these handsome warblers with
their black eye patches and throats, and
yellow foreheads and wing patches.
At one time they bred throughout the
northeastern and north-central
United States and southern
Ontario, but since the 1960s,
there has been a 66 percent
decline throughout their
range.
Back in the 1990s, the
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and several
partners convened the
Golden-winged Warbler Working Group and,
with the help of 300 citizen-scientists throughout
the bird's breeding range,
conducted a golden-wing
survey from 1999 to 2006.

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