• Orange-crowned Warbler

    Common NameOrange-crowned Warbler
    Scientific NameOreothlypis celata
    Type of ReportOut-of-Season
    Date of Observation05/12/2014
    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameSpencer Hardy
    Mailing Address133 Tucker Hill Rd
    Norwich, VT 05055
    United States
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    Date Completed10/29/2017
    Latitude of Observation44.0067177
    Longitude of Observation-73.1793952
    Place NameMiddlebury Cemeteries
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day08:00 AM
    Length of Time Observed<30 seconds
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)~150'
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)~150'
    Noteworthy Weather Conditions

    Light south winds last night, clear and warm this morning.

    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    Minox 8x42

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    Very little, if any experience with this species before the observation. 100's seen and banded since

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    Description of Habitat

    Cemetery with scattered trees and a long row of very large, planted Norway Spruce. OCWA was with a large mixed flock

    Behaviors Observed

    Seen briefly as it flitted through the spruce

    Description of Vocalizations


    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    Very brief observation, from considerable distance, but straight forward identification as the bird was unlike any other spring warblers

    Relative Size & Shape

    General warbler shape


    Too far to see details

    Feet & Bill

    Too far to see details

    Upper Back

    Uniformly drab yellow/green

    Lower Back & Rump

    Uniformly drab yellow/green


    Uniformly drab yellow/green

    Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts

    Uniformly drab yellow/green with a hint of streaking. Under Tail coverts yellow


    Uniformly drab yellow/green

    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

    No other spring warbler is uniformly yellowish/green. The yellow under tail coverts eliminate a seasonally-confused TEWA

    Other Notes & Comments


    This report was written from notes taken:Immediately After

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