Photo Credits: John Schwarz

Photo Credits: John Schwarz

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)

Alder Flycatchers live in wet shrubby areas. They eat mainly insects and sometimes berries and seeds. 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.

Frequency: Rare