Eastern Phoebe

Sayornis phoebe

The Eastern Phoebe’s normal range is pretty much east of the Rocky Mountains. Summer’s find them north of the Mason-Dixon Line all the way into the southern zone of the North-West Territory (Canada). This individual must have lost its way, because it spent the winter in the Tijuana River Valley, near the Mexican border in San Diego County. Typically, these birds winter from the southeastern USA and south through most of Mexico. In the northern parts of the southeastern states of the USA, we find them year-round.

Since this first, out-of-place meeting, I’ve enjoyed their company in most places I’ve visited in Texas during the winter months.

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