I didn’t have to go far for my pictures of Black-and-White Warblers. They were in my backyard.
And that makes me pretty lucky. Black-and-White Warblers travel as far north as northern Canada to breed, but they can be found as far south as South America during non-breeding times.
I first noticed one in my backyard in October 2023. A second visit came on Thanksgiving Day. Now I am hoping for more visits.
As AllAboutBirds.org notes, “One 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.”
The other interesting fact the website said about Black-and-White Warblers is that they have extra-long hind claws, which help them hold onto and move around on bark on trees while looking for bugs to eat.
Here are some of my favorite backyard pictures of Black-and-White Warblers.