Bird Tweet of the Week: Mourning Warbler

Image of a Mourning Warbler

Flickr, Isaac Sanchez

Despite the gloomy sounding common name, this warblers scientific name makes reference to Philadelphia. Ornithologist Alexander Wilson had first described the species during its migration through that city. Check out this week’s tweet to learn more about this bird and how it goes to great lengths to protect its young!

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 16th, 2016.

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