Eastern Phoebe photo by Terry Hartley          Eastern Phoebe photo by Scott Thompson

Photos by Terry Hartley (left) and Scott Thompson

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sayornis phoebe

STATUS: Breeder. Fairly common in all seasons in Tennessee Valley and Mountain regions. In Inland Coastal Plain, common in winter, spring, and fall, and uncommon to rare in summer. In Gulf Coast region, common in winter, spring, and fall, and occasional in summer. Lowest Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found in open deciduous woodlands near bridges, cliffs, caves, porches, and little-used or abandoned buildings.