The petite songbird is 4.8 inches tall, weighs 8 grams, and sports flashy plumage. The males especially can be recognized by their bright yellow caps, patches of yellow on their wings, black eye patches and throat, and white underbellies. This male stands just 3.5” tall and measures 5” from beak to tip of tail. Light gray 100% merino wool felt is machine embroidered and hand stitched to create this special little warbler. I have yet to check this bird of my life list but continue to search the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for a glimpse of this tiny singer.
“An endangered songbird calls Sussex County home. Placed on New Jersey's list of endangered species in February, a majority of the state's Golden-winged Warblers can be found in Sandyston, Hardyston and Sparta, said Sharon Petzinger, senior zoologist for the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.“