Manitoba Bird Bird Atlas: Species At Risk

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Early Breeding and Last Migration Dates

South: Regions 1 to 8 Central: Regions 9 to 12 North: Regions 13 and 14
Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding
May-25 Jun-11 Aug-25 May-25 Jun-11 Aug-25

Breeding Evidence

The Eastern Wood-Pewee is one of a suite of aerial insectivores whose numbers have declined for unknown reasons. Best detected by their distinctive song, this species is a late-arriving spring migrant (as with several other flycatcher species) and not usually present in Manitoba before late May. For that reason, most records in late May and very early June (before June 11th) should be coded as X (observed but not in breeding season or in suitable breeding habitat) unless higher breeding evidence such as nest building is obtained.

Habitat

Breeding Evidence Map

Found in mature deciduous woods, especially large aspen stands and sometimes along edges or in relatively open woods. They also occur in riparian forests and beach ridge forests and sometimes in well wooded urban and rural parks. They also occur in southern boreal transitional forests, especially with a strong deciduous component, but also sometimes in jack pine and more open boreal forest types.

-from COSEWIC and The Birds of Manitoba (p. 254)