Common Yellowthroats are present on Dewees Year round, but can be seen in greater numbers in the fall. The Kiawah Island Banding Station reports really high numbers in the fall for these birds: On September 28th, they banded 109 different individuals. These birds can look widely different depending on the time of year, age, and gender. They are commonly seen along Dewees Inlet drive (the corner) as well as along Lake Timicau lane in the salt myrtle and wax myrtles that grow there. They have been recorded in all months on the island. Their call is a distinctive wichity-wichity-wichety sound.

Common yellowthroat, photo by Cathy Miller at the Kiawah Island banding station, courtesy of Pluff Mud Perspectives

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