Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Eastern phoebe

Sayornis phoebe

Description:

This bird was very hyper, and didn't mind me coming close for some pics. This is one of the first birds to return to the breeding grounds in spring and one of the last to leave in the fall. They arrive for breeding in mid-late March, but they return to winter quarters around the same time when other migrant songbirds do, in September and early October; migration times have stayed the same in the last 100 years. The increase in trees throughout the Great Plains during the past century due to fire suppression and tree planting facilitated a western range expansion of the eastern phoebe as well as range expansions of many other species of birds.

Habitat:

Helotes, Texas

Notes:

Least concerned (IUCN 3.1)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Saturniidae27
Spotted by
Saturniidae27

Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 28, 2019
Submitted on May 16, 2020

Related Spottings

Eastern Phoebe Eastern Phoebe Eastern Phoebe Say's Phoebe

Nearby Spottings

Puccoon Two-flower anemone Imperial moth caterpillar Gall wasps nest