Tracking Songbird Progress in Pennsylvania's Forests


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Tracking Songbird Progress in Pennsylvania’s Forests was posted by Justin Fritscher, Natural Resource Conservation Service, on July 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM on the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Blog at

This informational blog post discusses golden-winged warblers that share similar habitat with the American woodcock and a host of other bird species.

Original article begins:

“Hear that?” Dr. Jeff Larkin bent his ears to a nearby cluster of trees amid a sea of briars.

“There’s one in there,” Larkin said excitedly. We were on the trail of a golden-winged warbler, a black-bibbed songbird, which winters in South and Central America and spends its springs and summers here in Appalachia where it breeds, nests and raises its young.



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