Loess Hills Audubon Society exists to educate individuals and the general public, to
enjoy and promote birding, to support ornithology, and to be an advocate for wild areas and environmental issues.
"Loess Hills Audubon Society is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc."
Last Month's Bird Of The Month
|Black and White Warbler
of the earliest-arriving migrant warblers, the Black-and-white Warbler’s thin, squeaky song is one of the first signs
that spring birding has sprung. They crawl along tree trunks and thick limbs as they probe methodically between bark fibers
for grubs and insects. Unlike Brown Creepers, which tend to move up a tree as they feed, or nuthatches, which typically move
downward, this warbler moves in every direction. Black-and-white Warblers have an extra-long hind claw and heavier legs than
other wood-warblers, which help them hold onto and move around on bark. The female selects a well-hidden nesting location
at the base of a tree, rock, stump, or fallen log, or under a bush or shrub. Nests are usually built on the ground but occasionally
are placed in a cavity atop a tree stump, in a rock crevice, or on a mossy bank up to six feet high. Found locally at Bacon
Creek and Stone Park during migration.