Hermit Warbler

Dendroica occidentalis

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This Hermit Warbler was at Mobile from November 11 – December 1, 2016 … just the second record of this western warbler for Newfoundland. (Photo: Jared Clarke)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds primarily along the Pacific coast of the United States, wintering in Mexico. It is a rare visitor east of the Rockies, especially so to the Atlantic coast.

Record Details: Two records for Newfoundland. (1) The first was November 11-13, 1989 in Blackhead (near Cape Spear). (2) Interestingly, the second was discovered at Mobile exactly 27 years later on November 11, 2016, staying until at least December 1, 2016.

A probable hybrid Hermit X Townsend’s Warbler was photographed at Plum Point, Great Northern Peninsula in May 1995.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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