Identifying Warbler Guides

Identifying Warbler Guide Cheat Sheets


From the Princeton Unviersity Press

The minute people got their hands on The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, they started asking if we might provide downloadable versions of the Quick Finder section. Thank you for all the great suggestions! We are very pleased to offer these image files for people to download, laminate, and keep in their backpack. They are incredibly useful in the field because they present a quick snapshot of every North American species of warbler for side-by-side comparison.

Warbler 45 degree view

Study and learn what different warblers look like at a 45 degrees view. This sheet is especially helpful for warbler that tend to spend a fair amount of time within the mid story of trees.

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Warblers by Age and Sex

One of the biggest frustrations and mis-id's can come from female, and juveniles. This resource will help you be able to id when a bird is either female or a juvenile.

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Eastern Warblers Fall Guide

Warblers headed south for the winter take on a different appearance than when they are headed to their northern breeding grounds. This guide focuses on those differences for warblers found in the eastern United States.

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Eastern Warblers Spring Guide

Warblers headed north to their breeding grounds are often brightly colored and easy to id. This guide focuses on those differences for warblers found in the eastern United States.

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Warbler Face Finder

If you happen to get a good look at the face of a warbler you should be able to id it. This guide will help distinguish the facial markings for all warblers.

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Warbler Side Finder

More often than not you get a glimpse of the sides of a warbler. While not always a positive ID, this guide can help narrow the choices.

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Warbler Undertail Finder

The most common view of a warbler is in fact its undertail. This guide will help narrow your id choices for those high canopy species.

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Warbler Underview Finder

If you get lucky and a branch is not in the way then the underview finder will help id birds seen from below.

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Western Warbler Quick Finder

This guide is necessary for anyone in the western flyway during migration to easy id western warbler species.

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