Northern Parulas are colorful little warblers who visit Florida for breeding season.
But … “They breed from Florida north to the boreal forest of Canada, but skip parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and some states in the Northeast. The reason for their absence may have to do with habitat loss and increasing air pollution, which affects the growth of moss on trees that they depend on for nesting,” AllAboutBirds.org notes.
I first photographed Northern Parulas at the Orlando Wetlands. Then I spotted them at the UCF Arboretum, and finally I found some right in my own yard.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of Northern Parulas, taken since January 2023.