Alder Flycatcher

(Empidonax alnorum)

Photo Credits: John Schwarz

Photo Credits: John Schwarz

STATUS: Native, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Alder Flycatchers can weigh 0.4-0.5 oz. and have a wingspan of 8.3-9.4 in.

DIET: They eat mainly insects and sometimes berries and seeds.

HABITAT: They live in wet shrubby areas

NOTES: They were previously categorized with Willow Flycatchers, as the only difference between the two species is their call. Alder Flycatchers can weigh 0.4-0.5 oz. and have a wingspan of 8.3-9.4 in. Their call is similar to that of an Eastern Phoebe, but says “fee-bee-o” instead. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird lists.