Eastern Phoebe  ( Moucherolle phébi )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Sayornis phoebe

Description:    Eastern Phoebe
Photo Date:   May 8, 2009

Location:  

Henwood Township

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Eastern Phoebe appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a very high level of statistical confidence in this magnitude of growth.

Abundance: Occasional Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 6
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

September 11

Documented Observations

April 6, 1997. One observed at Mountain Chutes by Barry Kinch.

March 28, 1998. One observed at Mountain Chutes by Barry Kinch.

April 24, 2002. One observed on Highway 560 a couple km east of Elk Lake by Gertrude Trudel.

May 10, 2002. One observed on Highway 560 a couple km east of Elk Lake by Gertrude Trudel.

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

2002     1 1
2005     1 1
2006 1     1