Bird Tweet of the Week: Northern Parula

The Northern Parula builds amazing hanging nests high in the tree canopy. These nests are made from beard lichen and other materials that work together to make a hollow mass with an entrance hole.

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Northern Parula. Photographed by Charles Francis


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 May 24, 2014.