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North American Wood Warblers Parulidae (10)

(Banner Photos: Northern Waterthrush by Mark Carmody)

Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Rare vagrant.
One county record upto the end of 2013.

2000 Cape Clear, a first-year male from the 4th to the 10th October . First Irish and Western Palearctic record.

Distribution: Breeds in eastern North America and winters in central America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Rare vagrant.
One county record upto the end of 2013.

1978 Cape Clear Island, 18th October. This is the first Irish Record.

Distribution: Breeds in eastern and northern North America and winters in Central America, northern South America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Northern Parula Parula americana
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

1989 Dursey Island, female, 25th September.
1983 Firkeel, first-winter male, 19th to 24th October.

Distribution: Breeds in eastern North America and winters in Central America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

2008 Cape Clear, first year, 24th to 30th August.
2008 Three Castles, Mizen Head, first year, 26th to 28thAugust.

Distribution: Breeds mainly in mid and and northern North America and winters in Central America and northern South America. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)


Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Rare vagrant.
Nine county records upto the end of 2013, all at Cape Clear.

2010 Cape Clear Island, first-winter, 5th to 13th October.
2005 Cape Clear Island, first-winter, 30th to 31st October.
2001 Cape Clear Island, 2nd to 6th October.
1993 Cape Clear Island, first-winter, 7th to 15th October.
1987 Cape Clear Island, male, 8th to 9th October.
1985 Cape Clear Island, trapped, 5th to 7th October.
1983 Cape Clear Island, two immatures between the 10th and 19th October.
1982 Cape Clear Island, immature, 19th to 20th October, trapped 19th October.
1976 Cape Clear Island, 7th to 9th October, when found killed. This is the first Irish Record.

Distribution: Breeds in west and northern North America and winters in southern North America and Central America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Rare vagrant.
Five county records upto the end of 2013.

2009 Garinish, a first-winter birds from the 12th to the 19th October.
2006 Dursey Island, 10th October. 7th Irish record.
1984 Cape Clear Island, 6th October.
1982 Cape Clear Island, 24th to 30th October, trapped 24th October.
1976 Cape Clear Island, 6th to 12th October, trapped 9th October. This is the first Irish Record.

Distribution: Breeds mainly in northern North America and winters in northern South America. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

1985 Galley Head, 13th to 15th October.
1968 Cape Clear Island, male, 13th to 14th October. This is the first Irish Record.

Distribution: Breeds mainly in north and east North America and winters in Central America, northern South America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Rare vagrant.
One county record upto the end of 2013.

1990 Dursey Island, first-winter, 24th to 25th September.

Distribution: Breeds mainly in eastern North America and winters in Central America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)

Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

2008 Cape Clear Island, first-year, 27th to 30th August.
1983 Cape Clear Island, 10th to 11th September. This is the first Irish Record.

Distribution: Breeds mainly in northern North America and winterns in Central America and the Carribean. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)


Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Rare vagrant
One county record up to the end of 2013.

2013 Dursey Island, 1st winter male fomr the 17th to the 21st September.

This is the first Irish and 2nd Western Palearctic recrod of this nearctic warbler.

Distribution: The most widespread in its genus, Wilson’s Warbler breeds throughout Alaska, most of Canada, and south through the western United States to southern California and New Mexico, often the most abundant warbler in these regions. It winters in a great diversity of environments, ranging from the east to the west coast of Mexico and Central America, and from the Caribbean lowlands to the cloud forests of the continental divide. (Cornell lab of Ornithology)