Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wood Warbler Migration
— Wildlife Migration —
To the careful observer, warblers are delightful splashes of color that decorate the foliage in the spring and fall. Although several species breed here in the summer, most warblers only stop briefly in New Jersey during their migration from breeding to wintering grounds. As many as thirty species can be seen in New Jersey during the spectacular fall migration.
Warblers over-winter in the tropics. In the spring, they follow rivers, coastlines, and mountain ranges northward, aided by the sun and stars. Most warblers that pass through New Jersey breed in Canada and the northern parts of the United States. At the breeding grounds, they nest and raise their young. Before the cool autumn temperatures set in, warblers return to the tropics.
Declines in songbird populations, including warblers, have been noticed in many parts of their range. Recent research suggests that it may be linked to habitat loss: destruction of tropical forests where they over-winter, fragmentation of Northern breeding forests, and the steady loss of coastal forests where migrants rest along their journey.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
Location. 40° 9.547′ N, 74° 8.107′ W. Marker is in Wall Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from County Route 524, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Allaire State Park near the Nature Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NJ 07727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watersheds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garden State (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Songs Of The Season (about 600 feet away); Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty (approx. ¼ mile away); Freneau Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Newsstand (approx. 0.3 miles away); PRR Watchman’s Shanty (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wall Township.
More about this marker. Photographs of warblers, by Thomas Martin, appear on the bottom of the marker. These include the Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulean), Black-throated blue warbler (Dendroica caerulescens), Blackpoll warbler (Dendroica striata), Bay-breasted warbler (Dendroicacastanea), Pine warbler (Dendroica pinus), Prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor), Palm warbler (Dendroica palmarun), Cape May warbler ( Dendroica tigrina), Black-throated green warbler (Dendroica virens), and Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia).
Also see . . . New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.