Yellow Warbler on branch
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) Photo Credit: Frank Cone

Feeding Habits: Yellow warbler diet consists mainly of caterpillars, and also includes other insects gleaned from tree branches or leafy vegetation.

Unique Features: The yellow warbler, ubiquitous songbird of North American riparian areas, is a neotropic migrant, typically arriving to the Wells Project Area in May or June for the breeding season, and wintering in Central or South America.  They are most commonly found in riparian areas and can be identified by their sweet song.