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Warbler Walks at Evergreen Cemetery – Week 1

Each spring, Maine Audubon offers free bird walks ("warbler walks") at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, and we've just completed our first of two weeks there. The quick summary is that this week was incredible! Of the nine years I've been leading these walks, the last three days (10-12 May) have …

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Backyard Bird of the Month for May: Northern Parula

The Northern Parula has a peculiar name for a warbler, and an even more peculiar story. Many warblers, including the Northern Parula, are referred to as parulas and parulines in Spanish and French, respectively. Parula derives from the Latin parus, for Eurasian tit species (similar to our chickadees …

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