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Mnemonic for Remembering Monticello Warblers
Each spring, you have a chance to see many species of warblers passing through Monticello Park. Some pass through regularly in good numbers. Others are seen in small numbers or possibly not at all.
I have developed a mnemonic for remembering 35 warblers you might see. Since the time I created it, taxonomists moved the Yellow-breasted Chat out of the warbler family. For the sake of symmetry, I left the chat in.
Here is the mnemonic.
5 P Warblers
5 Black Warblers
5 Yellow Warblers
5 Colored Warblers
5 Place Warblers (1 country, 2 states, 2 cities)
3 Thrushy Warblers
2 Winged Warblers
2 M Warblers
2 W Warblers
1 Holdout Warbler