• Do Kirtland’s Warblers live here?

    Question

    Do kirtland's warblers live in Ohio? I have heard that they live in Michigan. I also know that they are expanding their range.

    Naturalist's Response

    Kirtland’s Warblers live in areas where young Jack Pine forests are maintained by prescribed burning. There is currently a population in Mio, Michigan. I have not yet heard of any breeding in Ohio, but on occasion we will get to see them during their migration as they travel to and from the Bahamas. In fact we had one cause quite a stir when it landed at Headwaters Park in May of 2020!

    -Naturalist Renell Roebuck