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One of the first warblers to return each spring to Lambton County is the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. I saw my first one this year on April the 12th. The first warbler sighting causes many things. The first being calls and texts to my birding friends. The second thing that happens is a daily, and sometimes hourly check of the weather to see when I can go out next. It’s the most exciting time of year!

Yellow – Rumped Warbler

Since the 12th, plenty more migrating birds have been spotted by the many local birders. Gold-crowned and Ruby-Crowned Kinglets have started to arrive. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are being spied in the woods. Bluebirds checking out nesting boxes and Northern Flickers are probing the frosty ground.

Time to get out there and see what is coming next.

You never know what you will find. And don’t let the weather stop you. It’s not stopping the birds!

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Anne Goulden

An enthusiastic birder and member of Lambton Wildlife, the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) and Ontario Nature, Anne learned to love nature from her father. Walking, gardening and birding have been a part of Anne’s life since she was a child. Wanting to meet other local birders in the area, she joined LWI back in 2007. Anne is a member of the LWI board for

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