Kirtlands Warbler Sound Recordings Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for Kirtlands warbler sound recordings in Grand Rapids, MI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to Kirtlands warbler sound recordings, Kirtlands warbler song recordings, and Kirtlands warbler bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting Kirtlands warblers, Kirtlands warbler feeders, and Kirtlands warbler descriptions.

Rider's Hobby Shop
(616) 247-9933
2055 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Harbourfront Hobbies and Crafts
(616) 842-2910
707 Washington Street
Grand Haven, MI
 
Twisted RC
(616) 784-1901
1750 Vinecroft St NW
Grand Rapids, MI
 
J & J Basic HO Layouts
(616) 676-5983
6670 Conservation NE
Ada, MI
 
Earl's Train World
(616) 868-7495
10560 Cascade Road S.E.
Lowell, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
(616) 247-9933
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Hobby World
(616) 538-6130
2851 Clyde Park S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Sidetrax Hobbies
(616) 249-9504
3819 Rivertown Parkway SW
Grandville, MI
 
Rivertown Hobbies
(616) 863-3600
8450 Algoma Avenue NE
Rockford, MI
 
C & S Products
(616) 696-9078
15720 Shaner Ave NE
Cedar Springs, MI

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Kirtland's Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler

Dendroica kirtlandii

Photo by Ron Austings

This fairly large warbler is blue-gray above, yellow below, and heavily streaked with black on its back and sides. Its white eye-ring does not completely circle the eye and its wingbars are faint. The Kirtland's warbler is a loud and persistent singer on its breeding territory, though studies have shown that males sing during spring migration, from the Carolinas, northward. The song, which sounds like the chip-chip-che-way-o, is described as clear and not buzzy as many other warbler songs. The Kirtland's warbler has a habit of wagging or bobbing its tail.

When and where to look:

This warbler, classified as an endangered species, nests only in a now strictly protected area in north-central Michigan. Its preferred habitat is in stands of young jack pines, where it nests on the ground. Kirtland's warblers arrive in Michigan in early May and depart between August and October for their wintering grounds in the Bahamas.

Feeding Behavior:

These warblers forage on the ground and low in trees, where they glean or flycatch small insects such as sawflies, grasshoppers, and moths. Ripe fruits are also eaten, especially on the wintering grounds. Nestlings are fed a mix of insects and soft fruits.

Nesting Behavior:

Kirtland's warblers form pairs about a week after arriving on the breeding grounds in mid-May. By the last week of May, weather permitting, egg laying begins. Eggs hatch in mid-...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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