Because it also has a black “necklace,” the Magnolia Warbler could be confused with the Canada Warbler (above). However, note the completely white eye ring, the patch of white behind the eye, the white wing bar, and the black and yellow striped back.
Last week I showed you photos of Yellow Warblers taken during our June trip to coastal Maine and Prince Edward Island. Here are some other warblers seen on that trip. All of these birds are small, from 4½ to 5½ inches long.
This Magnolia Warbler was photographed in Prince Edward Island National Park. Breeding range for the Magnolia Warbler is mostly in Canada but it does dip down just over the border in Minnesota and states farther east.
This Magnolia Warbler was also along Park Hill Road. Most Magnolia Warblers nest in Canada. However, their breeding range does extend into northeastern Minnesota so this one might, or might not, be migrating already.
Diana and I just returned from five days in Grand Marais, MN. I was up early each morning exploring the back roads of this far northeastern part of our state. As a result, I had great looks at some of the warblers that nest in the boreal forest. All of these warblers are small birds, measuring 4½ to 5½ inches long. This is a male Magnolia Warbler.