Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
- HABITAT - The Eastern Phoebe occurs in woodlands and in woody vegetation. They seem to prefer deciduous woodlands, and perhaps edge forest, and open habitats rather than mature or closed forests. They seem to prefer to be near water. The breeding range of the Eastern Phoebe extends from northern Canada down into the southeastern U.S. It winters primarily in the southeastern U.S.
- DIET - The Eastern Phoebe main diet is insects, spiders and other invertebrates. During the colder months, they also dine on berries.
- FACTS - The Eastern Phoebe is one of the first flycatchers to arrive in the spring. This could be because they don’t migrate as far south as most flycatchers.
- Phoebes build nests under bridges, culverts, overhangs or other protected suitable sites. The nest can be in areas frequented by humans such as busy parks, buildings, covered sighs and bridges with watercraft traffic.