The Hooded Warbler
Norfolk County’s Carolinian forests are home to one of Canada’s most inspiring birds – the hooded warbler, to which the County pays homage on its coat of arms. In the early 1990s, habitat loss had caused Canadian numbers to decline to only a few dozen breeding pairs. But conservation efforts have helped these charismatic chirpers rebound to an estimated adult population of over 1,500 birds.
If you’re out and about in the woods during the summer, keep an ear out for the “hoodie’s” unmistakable song which goes a little something like this: “wheeta wheeta whee-tee-oh”. Don't try making that noise in town. Folks might get the wrong idea.