New York Natural Heritage Program
Cerulean Warbler
Setophaga cerulea (Wilson, 1810)

New York State Distribution [-]
Cerulean Warblers are widely but patchily distributed in the Great Lakes Plain, Appalachian Plateau, Allegany Hills, Hudson Highlands, Berkshire Hills, along the Delaware River, and in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys (McGowan and Corwin 2008). Large populations occur at the Montezuma Wetlands complex and adjacent Galen WMA, Iroquois-Oak Orchard-Tonawanda complex, and in Allegany State Park and vicinity (Rosenberg et al. 2000). Cerulean Warblers appear to have disappeared from Long Island, southern Westchester and Rockland counties, and many sites along the Hudson and Mohawk river valleys since 1985. (McGowan and Corwin 2008).

Global Distribution [-]
Cerulean Warblers occur only in eastern North America in summer. Their northern range extent includes southern New England, southern Ontario, and the Great Lakes states. Their distribution continues south through the Appalachian Mountain range and the Mississippi River drainage. Their southern range extent is northern Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas (Hamel 2000). They over-winter in broad-leaved evergreen forests of the Andes Mountains within a narrow elevation band (1,600 to 6,000 ft.) from Venezuela to Peru.
Best Places to See
• Alleghany River- Salamanca region (Cattaraugus County)
• Galen Wildlife Management Area (Wayne County)
• Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (Orleans County)
• Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (Seneca County)
• Orchard Oak Wildlife Management Area (Genesee County)