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Grace's warbler, Dendroica graciae, breeds in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Populations in northern areas migrate south for the winter to areas of Mexico and Central America. Grace's warbler occurs in southern Utah during its breeding season (spring and summer), where it is common in coniferous forest areas.

Nests are built in pine trees, typically twenty to sixty feet above the ground. The average clutch contains three eggs, and two clutches are produced each year.

Grace's warbler eats chiefly insects associated with pine trees. Some insects are gleaned directly from the trees, whereas flying insects are captured in the air near pine trees.


  • Biotics Database. 2005. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, NatureServe, and the network of Natural Heritage Programs and Conservation Data Centers.

  • Peterson, R. T., and V. M. Peterson. 1990. A field guide to western birds, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 432 pp.