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Pine Warbler

© Eivind Vamraak, Pine Warbler. All Rights Reserved

For a change of pace, this month I would like to talk about a nemesis bird—one that keeps getting away. Scattered records in central Oklahoma suggest that the Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus) should show up one of these years on the Oklahoma City Christmas Bird Count (CBC), but it always seems

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Prothonotary Warbler

By John Shackford

The Prothonotary Warbler is a beautiful ray of “sunshine” in watery woods. A.C.Bent, author of the old standard, Life Histories of North American Birds, maintains that the Prothonotary is a poorly named species, a botching of naming rules accurately but poorly applied. It should be the Golden Swamp Warber, he maintains.

In reading Bent I was surprised

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Yellow-rumbed Warbler

By John S. Shackford

The Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata), according to the 1986 “OOS Date Guide,” can be found in central Oklahoma from October 6-May 12, so the last ones should be departing about now. But there have been strays seen later. If you see one in the Oklahoma City area the last half of the month it is worth

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Nashville Warbler

By John S. Shackford

Welcome back from summer break. Birdwise we are already well into fall migration. Let me ramble a bit. Spring and fall are the times for long lists of birds in Oklahoma because of the addition of those species that are only transients here. Spring is the “easy” identification season, when males usually show their most striking

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