Greg’s Warbler Hotspots for Spring

Following is a list of some good spring warbler migration hotspots. I collected data from eBird for all years and March, April, and May for spring months. Data retrieved as of March 2 & 3, 2015. Average warbler species per checklist is an average count of warbler species for each checklist submitted to eBird. Common warbler species is defined as warbler species that appear on 40% or more of the checklists submitted to eBird. When to go is the week having the highest average warbler species count. Click on the hotspot location name to view the hotspot in Google maps.

GREG’S WARBLER HOTSPOTS FOR SPRING

1. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (Lucas Co.)
Lucas, US-OH
Average warbler species per checklist: 15.4
Common warbler species: 22
When to go: May 8-14

2. Point Pelee NP (general location)
Essex, CA-ON
Average warbler species per checklist: 13.9
Common warbler species: 19
When to go: May 8-14

3. Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield Park
Cobb, US-GA
Average warbler species per checklist: 13.5
Common warbler species: 16
When to go: April 22-30

4. Tawas Point SP
Iosco, US-MI
Average warbler species per checklist: 12.9
Common warbler species: 17
When to go: May 8-14

5. Central Park
New York, US-NY
Average warbler species per checklist: 12.3
Common warbler species: 15
When to go: May 8-14

6. Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cook, US-IL
Average warbler species per checklist: 11.7
Common warbler species: 13
When to go: May 15-21

7. Dry Tortugas NP–Garden Key/Fort Jefferson
Monroe, US-FL
Average warbler species per checklist: 11.0
Common warbler species: 14
When to go: April 22-30

8. Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex, US-MA
Average warbler species per checklist: 10.8
Common warbler species: 13
When to go: May 8-14

9. South Padre Island (LTC 034)
Cameron, US-TX
Average warbler species per checklist: 10.0
Common warbler species: 11
When to go: May 1-7

10. High Island (UTC 051)
Galveston, US-TX
Average warbler species per checklist: 9.6
Common warbler species: 12
When to go: May 1-7

11. Cape Island (Cape May Co. south of the Cape May canal)
Cape May, US-NJ
Average warbler species per checklist: 9.5
Common warbler species: 10
When to go: May 8-14

12. Dauphin Island
Mobile, US-AL
Average warbler species per checklist: 7.9
Common warbler species: 7
When to go: May 1-7