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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bird sounds like pee wee

Photo from Wikimedia Commons
If you've ever taken a walk in the woods you've probably heard the familiar Pee-ah-wee song of the Eastern Wood-Pewee.  But when you look up it is hard to spot this inconspicuous olive-brown bird.

Fall migration for the pewee begins mid-August and peaks in early September in mid-Michigan. Like other flycatchers, pewees usually don’t come to feeders. However they may visit wooded backyards during migration to rest and refuel. They are solitary during migration and on the wintering grounds in South America. You can watch their migration on the eBird Occurrence Maps for the Eastern Wood-Pewee and watch a male singing on video:  https://youtu.be/
Related Articles:
Michigan warblers begin migrating http://goo.gl/37QhV
Michigan's Kirtland's Warbler Continues to Exceed Recovery Goal http://goo.gl/Q3xQ0
Small Mysterious Black & White Bird Visits Mid-Michigan http://goo.gl/VOl3s
When is bird migration over? http://goo.gl/1Fiq6

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