Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum), Mittry Lake, Yuma County
Casual along the Lower Colorado River Valley, this Palm Warbler represents the first spring record there and only about the seventh overall. Statewide, Palm Warbler is an Arizona Bird Committee review species and is very rare to casual, averaging a little more than one sighting per year over the last 30 years. Most have come from the eastern half of the state. Interestingly, while this species is very hard to find in Arizona, just a short distance south along the Sonora, Mexico coast it has been found several times during Puerto Penasco Christmas Bird Counts.
23 April 2006 photos by Henry Detwiler