Over half of the New World Warblers do not venture north of USA border anytime. Some cross the border occasionally and generally cause a stir when located. One recent spring, April 2018, in Arizona, I missed a Red Warbler seen on Mt. Lemon but did connect with a vagrant Fan-tailed Warbler. This vagrant warbler was found at a private home near the Colibri Winery, East Whitetail Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona. A respectful group of birders watched the usually shy warbler cavort for some time in plain view while foraging on the lawn in a back yard. It is a year round resident that favors lowlands and foothills in Mexico through northern Central America. It is a large distinctive warbler that is gray backed, yellow-orange fronted, with a yellow crown stripe and two white spots around the eye. It forages on the ground and attends foraging army ants.
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