The Eastern Wood-Pewee gets its name from its distinct two-syllable song, which can be confused with that of the Eastern Phoebe. This bird is a member of the Flycatcher family, a group of birds that catch flying insects while in flight themselves.
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 July 12, 2014.