Locate Ovenbirds Using eBird Distribution Maps

Locate Ovenbirds Using eBird Distribution Maps

In On the Move, our regular migration column, we feature pairs of range maps from eBird that you can use to compare where birds of interest are at different times of the year. We featured Ovenbird, pictured above, in our March/April 2019 issue.

Ant bird distribution mapsMaps from eBird show where Ovenbirds are found in January (left) and April.

A stocky wood warbler of the shady forest understory, the Ovenbird is one of the most common wood warblers in the hardwood forests of the eastern United States and Canada. Named for its large domed nest that sits on the ground and resembles an oven, this species has one of the loudest and most recognizable songs of all our breeding species: a powerful “PROFESSOR-PROFESSOR-PROFESSORwhich repeats and gets louder towards the end. During the non-breeding season in January, the Ovenbird is found primarily from southern Mexico to Costa Rica as well as the Caribbean and southern Florida. By April, many individuals have moved on to more northern areas, and the species can be found north to the Great Lakes region and southern New England.

View eBird’s live distribution map for Ovenbird.

Listen to the songs and cries of Ovenbird.

eBird is the real-time online checklist maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. “On the Move” is written by eBird’s Garrett MacDonald, Chris Wood, Marshall Iliff and Brian Sullivan. Submit your bird sightings on ebird.org.

A version of this article appeared in “Birding Briefs” in the March/April 2019 issue of BirdWatching.

See also  eBird maps track the Black and White Warbler