Worm-eating Warbler – 5/25/18

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/25/18

Observation Time: 7:30 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Worm-eating Warbler

Scientific Name: Helmitheros vermivorum

Comments: The worm-eating warbler is so-named because it eats caterpillars. It overwinters in Central America and Caribbean islands.

Unlike most other warbler species that pass through Sharon on their spring and fall migrations to and from their breeding areas farther north, worm-eating warblers only migrate as far north as Massachusetts, where they nest and rear their young.

More Information: All About Birds