Documentation of Chestnut-sided Warbler

Observer Information

Reporter:  Kat Dunlavey 
Other Observers:  Chuck Dunlavey, Greg Mihalik

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Chestnut-sided Warbler
First Date/Time:  5/13/2022 4:45:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  5/13/2022 5:15:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  30 minutes
County:  Chaffee
Specific Location:  Sands Lake State Wildlife Area
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


Mature deciduous trees along river

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Binoculars
Distance:  20-40 feet
Light:  cloudy

Description of the Bird

No calls.  Warbler with yellow crown lined by black, with black coming down from eye area towards throat. Black and white back and wings, chestnut sides, white below. Methodically working through the trees at top and mid level.  Continually moving but not so fast that you couldn't get good looks at it. Found by Kat Dunlavey.

Similar Species Discussion

THe breeding male plumage ruled out other warblers.

Resources Used

Have seen this warbler previously in Central America, but confirmed with Merlin App.

Previous Experience

Saw this species repeatedly in Central America.  Have also seen the Bay Breasted warbler in Texas.


Notes made DURING observation

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Date Documentation Submitted

9/13/2022 3:41:00 PM

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