Bird Tweet of the Week: Cape May Warbler

Image of a Cape May Warbler

Photo from Flickr, Ted Krug

The Cape May Warbler actually has quite an unsuitable name. Alexander Wilson was first to find and describe this species in Cape May, New Jersey during his 19th century natural history expedition. However, the Cape May Warbler wasn’t actually seen in its namesake area again for more than 100 years following Wilson’s discovery.

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 July 30th, 2016.

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