Wood Warblers have often been called the gems of the forests, the butterflies of the bird world. Their arrival is highly anticipated in spring as they move through our area along the Mississippi Flyway from central and south America to their breeding grounds.
This migration is a wholly American phenomenon! The wood warblers are only found in the Americas and their adjacent islands in the Western Hemisphere.
They are considered Missouri birds because they spend part of their lives here in our state.
Conservation Concern Score: 16
May 7, 2016
Margy Terpstra ~ Kirkwood, Missouri
NABCI, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, was established in 1999 by the governments of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
In 2016, for the first time, a team of experts from these countries gave all 1,154 native North American bird species
a Conservation Concern Score.
432 species (37%) had a score of “13” or higher.
These species are now on the Watch List because they face the highest risk of extinction without significant conservation action.
This exhibit includes 29 different species of warblers, five of which are on this Watch List, like this Golden-winged Warbler.
Near the end of May, I will share a link to the gallery of images. The 8" x 10" metal prints will be available for purchase.
Contact me for information at: [email protected]
I would like to thank Shelly Colatskie at Powder Valley Nature Center for inviting me to put together this collection for display. I've been photographing warblers here in our Shady Oaks yard since 2003 and it is a joy for me to be able to share my images of these beautiful neotropical migrants.
The exhibit is free! You are invited to stop in at Powder Valley, stroll through the Art Hallway and see these beauties close up.
The area is open every day, but building hours are restricted, see below or check here: Powder Vally CNC
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122-7000
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM