Bird of the Month, October 2019 - Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped warblers are also known as "butterbutts" and you can guess why!  Unlike other warblers, butterbutts travel northward instead of South for the winter migration season, paying Los Angeles a visit from September to February.  There's two distinct subspecies of this warbler - Audubon's and Myrtle's.

Butterbutts are some of our most popular migrants.  They're omnivores, feeding on seeds and insects close to the ground.  You can spot a Yellow-rumped Warbler from its flight pattern - it flaps flaps flaps and then swoops!  Come visit butterbutts and other warblers migrating around Debs during fall migration and see if you can spot some differences between them!

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