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Most warblers feed primarily on insects but do eat some seeds and fruits. Suet, peanut butter mixtures, and fruit may attract them to feeders.
 
Prothonotary Warblers will sometimes use nest boxes but most warblers won't. Parulas and Yellow-throated Warblers usually build their nests in a clump of Spanish moss, Pine Warblers nest in pine woods, and Yellowthroats nest in marshes, swamps, and wooded areas.
 
In addition to those listed below, there are another thirty or more warblers that are regularly found in Florida. Two, Bachman's Warbler and Kirtland's Warbler, are listed as endangered. Bachman's Warbler hasn't been sighted since 1977 and is probably extinct. Kirtland's Warbler has been targetted by conservation efforts since 1974 and since 1990 has shown slight population increases in Florida. It breeds in Michigan, where habitat loss and Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism have been severe threats.

 
name area season diet/native food plants
Northern ParulaN
C
S
SpSuF-B
SpSuFW-B
SpFW
insects*, seeds
coffee colubrina, necklace pod, wild tamarind
Orange-crowned
   Warbler
NCSSpFWinsects*, seeds
coffee colubrina, necklace pod, wild tamarind
Palm WarblerNCSSpFWinsects*, fruit, seeds
coffee colubrina, necklace pod, wild tamarind
Pine WarblerNCSSpSuFW-Binsects*, seeds
coffee colubrina, hickory, necklace pod, pine, wild tamarind
Prothonotary WarblerNC
CS
SpSuF-B
SpF-M
insects*
cypress, gum trees
Yellow WarblerNCS
Keys
SpFW-M
SpSuFW-B
insects*
alder, willows
Yellow-rumped WarblerNCSSpFWinsects*, fruit, seeds
American hornbeam, bayberry, coffee colubrina, grasses, goldenrod, necklace pod, pine, red cedar, sunflower, viburnum, wax myrtle, wild tamarind
Yellow-throated WarblerNC
CS
SpSuFW-B
SpSuFW-M
insects*
live oak, pine
YellowthroatNCSSpSuFW-Binsects*
coffee colubrina, necklace pod, wild tamarind
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

 
 
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