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Alder Flycatcher of Alaska

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Common Name: Alder Flycatcher
Latin: Empidonax alnorum

Alaska Range Map

Habitat of Alder Flycatcher in Alaska

Viewing Scale

Chances of seeing Alder Flycatcher in Alaska

Description

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) is a small bird that migrates to Alaska for its breeding season. It's estimated that some 12,000,000 Alder Flycatchers travel to Alaska.

Diet & Habitat

Alder Flycatchers mostly feed on insects while in flight. During their time in Alaska the mostly feed upon sawflies, wasp, and bees, some ants, beetles, and flies.

Breeding

Alder Flycatchers usually breed in interior Alaska in an area some 150,000 square miles. They are able to breed after their first year and clutch sizes are typically 3-4 eggs. Nesting area are commonly alders, willows, and various shrubs often near bodies of water, streams, or wetlands.