The Eastern Phoebe feeds on insects in flight and is one of the last songbirds to leave its breeding grounds in the fall. You can easily identify them by their frequent tail pumping when they are perched.
Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website
This episode aired on Saturday April 12, 2014.