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Golden-winged Warbler

Breeding

Male Golden-winged Warbler by Christian Artuso

Golden-winged warblers in Virginia are associated with mid-to-high elevation sites west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They arrive here from their wintering grounds in Central and South America as early as late April and begin to breed in early May. Although they may renest if they experience nest failure, they only raise one brood per breeding season, typically producing up to 5 young. They are one of a few warbler species that builds its nest on or near the ground.

Golden-winged Warbler banner image by Bill Hubick