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Northern Parula - Setophaga americana

Native Species
Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
General Description
The Northern Parula breeds from southeastern Manitoba, south-central Ontario, southern Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces south to northeastern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Mid-Atlantic states; west to central Illinois, southern Iowa, eastern Kansas; south to eastern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida (Sibley 2014). In Montana, the Northern Parula has had several summer and fall records over the past decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range

Western Hemisphere Range


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 34

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Relative Density


SUMMER (Feb 16 - Dec 14)
Direct Evidence of Breeding

Indirect Evidence of Breeding

No Evidence of Breeding

WINTER (Dec 15 - Feb 15)
Regularly Observed

Not Regularly Observed


(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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Northern Parula — Setophaga americana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from