While not a particularly shy bird, the Canada Warbler can be
difficult to spot given its preference for dense undergrowth and brushy
thickets. They are often seen in pairs (possibly breeding pairs) during
migration through the state. Canada Warblers are one of many species which will
respond and approach to a birder's "pishing" sound.
thick undergrowth of mature forests, especially near water or wetlands, on its
breeding grounds. Found in forests and thickets during migration through
Diet: Primarily insects and spiders.
Behavior: Moves actively through foliage, gleaning
insects from foliage and branches, and also flitting out to capture insects
in mid-air as they are flushed by the warbler's movements. They will
also forage on the ground.
Breeding: Non-breeder in South Dakota
Song: Fast jumble of
Migration: Summers in central and eastern Canada, the Great Lakes region, the Northeastern
U.S., and at higher elevations in the Appalachians. Winters in South
Conservation Status: Possibly in decline due to
habitat loss, especially on South American wintering grounds. A somewhat
common host to Cowbird
Cornell University's "All About Birds - Canada Warbler"
eNature.com: Canada Warbler