2023—The Black and White Creeper

John J. Audubon described the Black and White Warbler, which he referred to as the Black and White Creeper, as follows: “It climbs and creeps along the trunks, the branches, and even the twigs of the trees, without intermission, and so seldom perches, that I do not remember ever having seen it in such a position.”  It’s been almost 200 years since he wrote this in his Birds of America, and we watched this Black and White Warbler do exactly what he described, creeping up and down tree trunks. We were privileged, I guess, to see one actually perch briefly in Corkscrew Swamp near Naples, Florida.

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