Family: (Parulidae) Wood-Warblers
Preferred Habitat: Woodlands.
Seasonal Occurrence: Greatest numbers in spring and fall migration.
Notes by Susan Billetdeaux: The Nashville Warbler is a more common visitor to our area in fall than in spring. Its bright plumage, even in fall, make a striking impression even to non-birders. The combination of gray head, olive back, yellow throat and breast, and prominent eye ring distinguish this warbler from other species. The song is a series of double notes followed by a faster trill, see-ba, see-ba, see-ba, tetetetetetetetetetah. Nashville Warblers breed in forests in the northern United States and Canada, where they build their nests on the ground.
Comments by Don Verser: Nashville is another warbler without wing bars that could be confused with Orange-crowned. The very early Orange-crowneds are likely western race birds which have grayish heads. Nashvilles might also be confused with fall Mourning Warblers. Nashvilles are best distinguished from Orange-crowned by the complete eye ring and brighter yellow on throat and breast.