Size:  5”

Plumage/Descriptions:  Males are bright yellow overall with reddish streaks that run vertically down the breast and belly.  Females are bright yellow overall but lack the reddish streaking.

Habitat:  Riparian/Deciduous

Time of year:  Spring, Summer

Relative Abundance:  Common

Behavior:  Like other warbler species Yellow Warblers are very busy and active, as they flit about in the foliage of trees searching for insects.  Yellow Warblers frequently forage in the crown of cottonwood trees making them difficult to see.  They are very vocal, and are heard much more frequently then seen.

Diet:  Insects

Similar species:  Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler

Best Sites:  Watson Woods,  Willow Lake, Fain Lake