Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dendroica cononata

At least 5 species of wood-warblers inhabit the reserve, and all of them love the moth and butterfly larvae that hide in trees and shrubs. Yellow-rumped Warblers are not finicky, though. They’ll swoop out from a tree to snatch up a flying insect, pick insects off manure and washed-up seaweed, skim them from the surface of the lagoon, and even pick them out of spider webs. In the fall, they eat berries as well.

Fun Fact:
Though this wood warbler's natural habitat is chaparral and woodland, it often prefers trees in parks and residential areas.

What’s for Lunch:

Where’s Home:
Sage scrub, chaparral and woodland in fall and winter; nests in