Warbler ID Quiz ~ test your yourself before these beautiful birds arrive here in Wisconsin this spring!

Warbler ID Quiz ~ test yourself before these beautiful birds arrive here in Wisconsin this spring! 29 species, see how well you do. All warblers below were photographed in Wisconsin. Answers are below last photo at the bottom of the page. There is a chance you may see some color variation in warblers considering sex, age or time of year. There are books, FB groups, phone apps, classes to lean more. There are also presentations to help in learning bird ID, look for details at your local nature center.

Answers Below

#1 ~ tail bobbs




#5 ~ usually found lower



#8 ~ also called butter butt

#9 ~ usually seen on the ground picking through leaves, etc



#12 ~ can be seen on the bank of a lake, river or creek, seen near water…











#23 ~ not common in our area









#1 – Palm Warbler

#2 – Black-and-white Warbler

#3 – Magnolia Warbler

#4 – Northern Parula

#5 – Common Yellowthroat

#6 – Black-throated Blue Warbler

#7 – Nashville Warbler

#8 – Yellow-rumped Warbler

#9 – Worm-eating Warbler

#10 – Black-throated Green Warbler

#11 – Blackpoll Warbler

#12 – Prothonotary Warbler

#13 – Cape May Warbler

#14 – Chestnut -sided Warbler

#15 – Yellow Warbler

#16 – Wilson’s Warbler

#17 – Blackburnian Warbler

#18 – Orange-crowned Warbler

#19 – Hooded Warbler

#20 – Mourning Warbler

#21 – Canada Warbler

#22 – Tennesse Warbler

#23 – Prairie Warbler

#24 – Ovenbird

#25 – Golden-winged Warbler

#26 – Kirtland’s Warbler

#27 – American Redstart

#28 – Pine Warbler

#29 – Yellow-throated Warbler


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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

33 Responses to Warbler ID Quiz ~ test your yourself before these beautiful birds arrive here in Wisconsin this spring!

  1. Karen Johnson says:

    Hey Jim! This was fun! Thank you!

  2. Mary says:

    Thanks Jim. I always need a refresher course every spring. Great pictures. I will likely test myself several more times before I go out searching.

  3. Helen B. says:

    Thanks, Jim. This is a great refresher and the photos are beautiful!

  4. Ken DAMRO says:

    Thanks Jim, I’m surprised you didn’t throw in a vireo or kinglet to throw us off

  5. John Hauser says:

    Great job

  6. jenn says:

    That was fun. 🙂 Thank you!

  7. Gisela says:

    Great photos and a fun quiz, Jim, thanks. I so look forward to seeing these beauties each Spring.

  8. Chuck Petters says:

    Excellent photos and Great quiz Jim. I have seen 24 of the 27. Have not seen a Worm-eating, Prairie or Kirtland’s. Have seen 16 of these on Marsh Road. Thank you again for the quiz.

  9. Annie says:

    What a great idea, Jim. Had to use my brain, which is good excersize I need. Excellent pictures and certainly a great reference guide. Thanks for sharing . Keep up the great job you always share with us.

  10. Anne says:

    Fantastic idea! Great refresher and makes me look so forward to Spring! Thanks for all posting all of these wonderful photos!!

  11. Susan K says:

    This was an outstanding review!
    Beautiful photos too!
    Thank you!

  12. Laura Wentz says:

    Thank you Jim, that was fun. I’m rusty and warblers aren’t my bird, lol. But great photos.

  13. Suzanne says:

    Thank you. I could see you producing flash cards on your etsy shop! 😉

  14. Mary C Prior says:

    Fun! Beautiful photos, by the way! How you capture them posing on a perfect branch is beyond me…those things jump around so quickly! I am anxious for their return!

  15. Kurt says:

    As always, great images. As a neophyte warbler fan this is going to help me a ton. Great idea! By the way I flunked the quiz. But I didn’t get a “0”.

  16. Justine says:

    I have never seen the Worm- eating, Canada or Prairie Warblers. Great quiz! Excited to see the beauty again!!

  17. Randy Freeman says:

    Thanks Jim. Great review.
    I checked, the migration has not been canceled!

  18. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks so much, that was fun!!

  19. Judith M Harackiewicz says:

    Thank you! Great to have such a wonderful preview of things to come!

    I failed the Kirtland’s and the Prairie. I’d love to see either!

    • Dan Sutton says:

      Cool pictures. All were of the highest aesthetic quality but the Am. Redstart was most striking. Took me longer to recognize it due to deemphasis of the tail and the orange vividness. It’s beak looks too large for a warbler but that’s because it’s open a little. Beautiful.

  20. Darrell Schiffman says:

    I enjoyed taking the quiz and looking at your beautiful
    pictures. It got me excited for April and May Warbler watching. Thanks

  21. Pam Skaar says:

    Thanks for making this fun challenge. I haven’t seen all of them. I will be reviewing 4 of them.

    This was great birding while doing my part on sheltering in place.

  22. Robert DeLucca says:

    I enjoyed the Warbler quiz. It was fun. I hope all of them are having an easy migration this year. It seems to get a bit tougher each year.

  23. John Mishefske says:

    Great fun and good test for the upcoming season.

  24. Alan L. says:

    This is great! The refresher is quite helpful, and your effort in doing these “quizzes” is to be commended.

  25. Merrill Webb says:

    Great review. Very good pictures. Knew most of them, but had to refer to Sibley’ Guide to Eastern Birds because I’m a Utah birder who will be visiting Wisconsin in May. Thanks.

  26. Mary says:

    Wonderful (and much needed) spring review). Such great pictures, as always. Thanks for reposting.

  27. Darrell R Schiffman says:

    Thanks for the tune up for the upcoming Warbler season in May. Great Pictures .

  28. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Nice. Missed one. Pine

  29. Kym George says:

    Got them all right except the worm eating warbler never knew about that one!! Love this…so fun!!

  30. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks so very much!!! I definitely need this review!!!

  31. KAREN JOHNSON says:

    Great fun! And educational as well!

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