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The prothonotary warbler (prothonotaria citrea) can be found in the summer in the hardwood swamps and bottomland forests of extreme southeastern Ontario, Canada the the northeastern United States. During the winter it migrates to the southeastern United States, around to Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the West Indies.where it can be found in mangrove forests as well as wooded swamps and bottomland forests.
The black and white warbler (mniotilta varia) is a migratory songbird that can be found from northern Canada, through the mid-west and eastern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the West Indies. They prefer deciduous forests and mixed forests with conifers but look for them in mangroves, yards and plantations during their winter migration. They are gound nesters, building their nests at the bases of trees, stumps, next to fallen logs, or under brush or shrubs, in leaf litter.
The palm warbler (setophaga palmarum) can usually be found walking mostly on the ground wagging its tail up and down. Look for them in low shrubs and open areas with isolated trees in the eastern United States and Canada to the Canadian plains and down into the Caribbean. They will be in weedy fields, along forest edges and fence rows. They breed in Canada in the summer and migrate south for the winter.