Bird Tweet of the Week: Blackpoll Warbler

Have you ever flown for 88 hours non-stop, across a continent and over an ocean, just to avoid the Canadian winter? Of course not, but this amazing feat is accomplished every fall by Blackpoll Warblers migrating to their wintering grounds in northern South America.

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Blackpoll Warbler photo taken by Kenneth Cole Schneider

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday October 11, 2014