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Black-throated Blue Warbler
(Dendroica caerulescens)

Black-throated Blue WarblerBlack-throated blue warblers are “forest interior” species, meaning that they require large tracts of deep, unbroken forest—often with hills or mountains—to thrive. For this reason, it is one of many species affected by forest fragmentation. It has a special liking for the rhododendron- and mountain laurel-lined hillsides of the Allegheny Highlands, at the heart of which lies the museum’s banding station.

During breeding season, this debonair little songbird is known for returning not only to the same nesting area year after year, but often to the same shrubs. In its Caribbean wintering grounds, however, the male and female prefer different environments: the male tends to remain in forested habitat at lower elevations, while the female seeks out shrubbier environments at higher elevations.

Photo: Bill Hubick


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Adoptions at the $50 Level include these benefits:

  • Optional e-card for gift recipients (look on confirmation page after purchase)
  • Personalized adoption certificate printed with unique band number, photo of adopted species, and species highlights
  • Replica bird band
  • Invitation to attend a special adopter-only morning at the bird banding station
  • eNews updates about our bird research
  • One free pass to Carnegie Museum of Natural History; $32 of each $50 adoption is tax-deductible
  • Admission to Powdermill Nature Reserve is always free

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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