One of the warblers every birder wants to see is Prothonotary Warbler. The name comes for the very bright yellow that was compared to the yellow hoods of papal notaries. A better name, and one which was historically used for this species, is “Golden Swamp Warbler” which accurately describes both the color and the location where this species breeds. It is in fact a swamp species and one of only two warblers who nests in tree cavities. The closest to Colorado this species breeds is eastern Kansas as it is really an eastern species. This is the third record of this species for Chico, the first fall record, and only the second one banded here.