Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark
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Warblers can be very challenging to identify, mostly because they’re hard to spot as they hardly ever stop moving, they’re quite small, and they are easily obscured in their leafy environs. Taxonomically, warblers aren’t really a group at all—warbler to warbler may not be particularly closely related. But what they do have in common is that they’re small, they eat bugs, they’re quite vocal, they can be quite drab in color, making them hard to identify, and they’re hard to get a close look at.