The golden-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) is a neotropical migrant that breeds in open, shrubby habitats. The species has seen annual declines of 2.8% across its range over a 40 year period (Sauer et al. 2008). These declines are thought to be linked to loss and conversion of its habitat and to hybridization and potential competition with the closely-related blue-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera).
This website is dedicated to conservation of the golden-winged warbler in Virginia. Conservation efforts are moving forward through a coalition of partners collaborating on research, monitoring, habitat management, outreach and planning.
Golden-winged Warbler banner image by Bill Hubick