Warblers are among the most common songbirds in America. Over 50 species live here and warblers are found in every state. Their main food is insects and they don’t eat birdseed so you might not see them in your backyard. They live in trees along streams and wetlands, or in woody areas.
Some warblers are brown or gray, but many warblers are brightly colored. The yellow warbler, for example, has bright yellow feathers with brown streaks. Warblers’ songs range from a cheery whistle to a buzzing noise. These small birds are energetic. They hop quickly from branch to branch in search of bugs.
Fun Facts about Warblers for Kids
- Warblers are small birds. Most are around 7 inches long.
- Warblers have been known to become caught in the webs of orb spiders.
- Warblers build round nests out of grass, bark, deer hair or down from plants.
- Warblers’ eggs are greenish white with brown speckles.
- Cowbirds sometimes lay their eggs in warblers’ nests.
- Birdseed: seeds and grains for birds
- Cheery: happy
- Buzzing: loud, vibrating
- Energetic: active, busy
Learn More All About Warblers
Watch and take a fun fact video quiz about warbler birds:
Question: How long do warblers live?
Answer: Scientists don’t know for sure, but one warbler tracked by scientists in the wild has lived for 11 years.
Question: Where do warblers go in the winter?