Swainson's Warbler
Limnothlypis swainsonii
The Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii) is a species of damp forests and swamplands of the southeastern United States. The species winters mainly in the Caribbean and parts of coastal Mexico. On the breeding grounds, in the United States, Swainson's Warblers stay in thick vegetation and usually sing from a perch in a dark, shaded area. The bird can be surprisingly difficult to see. The first 3 shots on this page, of a signing male, were taken in May, 2009, in the Big Thicket National Preserve, in Hardin Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens and 580 flash.