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Eastern Wood-pewee, Least Flycatcher and Swainson's Thrush

June 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Eastern Wood-pewee is a species of special concern. It is declining in numbers probably due to the environment of its wintering locale and reckless use of insecticides everywhere. This is a medium sized flycatcher with a haunting woodland song often used to set a wilderness mood in nature films. You can hear its song here, courtesy of  The Cornell Lab of Ornothology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Wood-Pewee/sounds

The Least Flycatcher appears to be doing well although it is hard to photograph as it moves about in its woodland haunts.

The Swainson's Thrush has a  beautiful song typical of all thrushes.

I was not able to find the Eastern Wood-pewee and Swainson's Thrush in their usual locations so I went to Dollar Lake Provincial Park, a reliable hangout for these species. The Swainson's Thrush seems to prefer higher elevations although I have encountered them along coastal forests.

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Swainson's Thrush

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