Pine Warbler – 6/22/23
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/22/23
Observation Time: 12:15 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond
Common Name: Pine Warbler
Scientific Name: Setophaga pinus
Comments: Pine warblers are typically found in pine groves. Many warbler species migrate through Sharon in May on their way to nesting areas farther north, but pine warblers nest here in Sharon, and can be found in the woods all summer. Although they typically migrate south in winter, some of them hang around in Massachusetts through the winter.
The trilling call of the pine warbler can be hard to distinguish from that of a chipping sparrow, but that can be accomplished with the assistance of cell phone apps such as Merlin that can help identify nearby birds based on their singing.
More Information: Mass Audubon