Watchable Wildlife Manitoba

Blackburnian Warbler


Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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The beautiful Blackburnian Warbler is the signature species of Manitoba’s Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. It is most commonly found in the southern boreal forest. The male Blackburnian Warbler’s brilliant black and orange breeding colours make it a treat to see. It has a small black face mask and broad white wingbars. No other North American warbler has an orange throat.

You might see it foraging in flocks of chickadees and nuthatches. Or look for it nesting on the tips of branches of coniferous trees.

A trip to Whiteshell Provincial Park or along Manitoba’s Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail in spring will give you the best opportunity to see the Blackburnian Warbler in its magnificent breeding plumage.