In a message dated 08/06/01 3:06:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Are they [Audubon's Warblers]
rare or have I just not noticed them? >>
Hardly! Down here in San Diego in the winter you practically step on 'em,
they're so plentiful! Their incessant "chip"ing is a very familiar sound in
the suburbs (and everywhere else, it seems)! If you're new to birding, I
would say you just probably haven't noticed them before.
Welcome to the "club", and good birding!
Mary Beth Stowe
San Diego, CA