Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata Scientific name definitions

William DeLuca, Rebecca Holberton, Pamela D. Hunt, and Bonita C. Eliason
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated June 4, 2013

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Distribution of the Blackpoll Warbler
Figure 1. Breeding distribution of the Blackpoll Warbler.

This species winters in South America. See text for details. Adapted in part from Dunn and Garrett 1997.

Figure 2. Proposed migration routes of the Blackpoll Warbler.

Fall route largely based on Nisbet 1970 and Nisbet et al. 1995. Spring route based on examination of local distributional works. Map does not include areas where the species is rare in migration or occurrences along the Pacific coast. See text for details.

Fig. 3. Songs of the Blackpoll Warbler, Churchill, Manitoba.

A) 16 June 1996 (from the collection of the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoutics [BLB] no. 21230). B) 15 June 1996 (BLB no. 21223). Prepared by the staff of BLB, Ohio State University, using Kay Elemetrics DSP 5500 Sona-Graph (with an effective bandwidth of 300 Hz and a 200 pt. transform size).

Fig. 4. Annual cycle of breeding, molt, and migration of the Blackpoll Warbler.

Thick lines show peak activity; thin lines, off-peak.

Figure 5. Regional trends in Blackpoll Warbler populations; data from the Breeding Bird Survey, 1996-2003.

Data show best estimates of population change for the species in the southern reaches of its range; from Sauer et al. 2008, which provides details.

Recommended Citation

DeLuca, W., R. Holberton, P. D. Hunt, and B. C. Eliason (2020). Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bkpwar.01