ON EXHIBIT: Cove Forest at River Journey
The Ovenbird's name is derived from its nest. The domed nest is built on the ground and has an entrance on its side which reminded early Americans of the clay ovens used to bake bread. The Ovenbird is a warbler which is a group of brightly colored, highly migratory birds most of which spend the winter months the tropics and then migrant to North America in the spring to breed and then return in the fall.
Protected by the Migratory Bird Act and their populations remain stable. We have two in the Cove forest exhibit.