Birds of Wet Woodlands
and Marshy Thickets

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray above, whitish below; narrow white eye ring; long black and white tail flipped up 4 1/2"
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Yellow breast; gray black spotted necklace 5 1/2"
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Rusty brown above; duller below; white line over eye 5 1/2"
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Yellow below; green back; black mask 5 1/4"
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe Gray-brown; black bill; whitish belly 6 1/2-7"
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Gray-brown; two narrow white wing bars; similar to Eastern Phoebe 6-6 1/2"
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Yellow forehead, ears and below; green back; cap and throat black 5 1/2"
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla Whitish below; white eyebrow stripe; striped underparts; brown back 6"
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Creamy to pale yellow eyebrow stripe; yellowish striped underparts; brown back 6"
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus Orange-brown crown edged with black; green back and spotted breast 6"
Veery Catharus fuscescens Reddish brown above; dull white breast with faint marks 7 1/2"
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla Olive above; yellow below; dark long tail 4 3/4"
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Round, small, dark wren; stubby tail; light line over eye; dark heavily barred belly 4"
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Yellow breast; green back gray head; white over eye 7 1/2"
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica Yellow breast; gray back; black through eye and; down sides 5 1/4"
(1) Other Flycatchers are in wet woodlands and marshy thickets.


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