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 Orange-crowned Warbler

Status in Michigan
Uncommon Transient

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Active Database - Spring 2005
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Orange-crowned Warbler Archives Reports
Fall 2003 20
Spring 2003 28
Winter 02-03 1
Fall 2002 12
Summer 2002 0
Spring 2002 28
Winter 01-02 0
Fall 2001 17
Summer 2001 0
Spring 2001 14
Winter 00-01 0
Fall 2000 6
Summer 2000 0
Spring 2000 9
Winter 00-99 0
Fall 1999 8
Spring/Summer 1999 2

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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Official Seasonal Count Summaries for the Orange-crowned Warbler
Fall 1999-Spring 2002
Orange-crowned Warbler
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Search "The Birds of Michigan" text.

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Vermivora celata celata (Say)
Orange-crowned Warbler

Uncommon transient.

First authoritatively listed for Michigan by Boies (1875: [3]).

SPRING.-Arrival is recorded during the last week of April and in early May.

Lower Peninsula.-The species has been seen and collected (U.M.M.Z.) in the Ann Arbor area during the latter part of April and first half of May; H. W. Harrington collected a specimen at Ann Arbor on April 24, 1869; Trautman saw 1 individual April 27, 1938, and 2 on April 27, 1935; Walter Koelz (1924: 617-18) noted the species from May 8 to 25, recording 4 or 5 individuals daily between May 8 and 12 (1924); N. A. Wood (1922: 26) found a few from May 11 to 15 (1920) in Berrien County, and William Brewster collected a specimen (M.C.Z.) at Oden, Emmet County, on May 21, 1888.

Upper Peninsula.-Several specimens (U.M.M.Z.) have been taken at Whitefish Point, Chippewa County: Brodkorb collected 1 on May 18,1936; N. A. Wood (1914: 70) secured single specimens on May 19 and 23, 1914, and noted a flock of 6 on the latter date. N. A. Wood (1933: 729) recorded the species at Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County, on May 18, 21, and 25, 1931, and collected specimens (U.M.M.Z.) there, as well as on Isle Royale, where he recorded the species from May 8 to 18, 1930.

FALL.-Migration apparently extends from late August to mid-October.

Upper Peninsula.-N. A. Wood secured 2 specimens (U.M.M.Z.) on Isle Royale on September 16 and 18, 1929. John L. George and R. L. Patterson noted 1 or 2 daily in late August, 1938, at Golden Lake, Iron County. At McMillan, Luce County, Bryens noted the species in late August and early September, recording an individual on August 28, 1932, September 3, 1933, and September 12, 1927.

Lower Peninsula.-A small flock was seen on Charity Island, Huron County, on September 29, 1910, by N. A. Wood (1911: 105), and 3 specimens were taken at Locke, Ingham County, by H. A. Atkins between September 11 and October 1, 2023 (Barrows, 1912: 587). There are several sight records and specimens from the Ann Arbor area (Van Tyne, 1932:234) ; A. D. Tinker saw 3 on October 4, 1925; 1 on October 14, 1923; and 1 on November 1, 1925; A. K. Fisher collected 3 there on October 6, 1887. Walter Koelz collected 1 (U.M.M.Z.) near Waterloo, Jackson County, on November 27, 2023 (not November 28, 1917, as in N. A. Wood and Tinker, 1934: 40), and Swales saw 2 on Grosse lie, Wayne County, on October 8, 1911. Trautman and L. W. Campbell saw at least 12 and heard many more in the Erie marsh, southeastern Monroe County, on October 2, 1937. Al- though recording the species as rare in the spring in the Toledo-Erie marsh area, L. W. Campbell (1940: 140, 193) has found it more common in the fall and has recorded it from September 13 (1937) to October 27 (1934).

WINTER.-One record: Van Tyne banded an Orange-crowned Warbler at Ann Arbor on January 31, 1932.

Mueseum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 75
The Birds of Michigan
By: Norman A. Wood
University of Michigan Press
August 28, 2023

Digitized by: Keith F. Saylor
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