Northern Parula Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Northern Parulas are small wood-warblers with a short tail and a thin, pointy bill. They are plump little warblers about the size of a kinglet.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, smaller than a Red-eyed Vireo.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-4.7 in (11-12 cm)
      • Weight: 0.2-0.4 oz (5-11 g)
      • Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)