2024 Bird of the Year Artist Natasza Fontaine

January 11, 2024

The 2024 Bird of the Year is Golden-winged Warbler–the first of the charismatic and colorful wood-warbler family to be so honored. This gorgeous Parulid has it all, stunning colors, an important conservation story, and a unique taxonomic conundrum with its sister species, Blue-winged Warbler. A lovely illustration of a pair of Golden-winged Warblers on their nonbreeding territory in Costa Rica graces the cover of the January 2024 issue of Birding magazine. The creator of this year’s cover is artist and field researcher Natasza Fontaine! She joins us to talk about her Golden-winged Warbler memories and the ins and outs of this year’s BotY art.

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