Migration of the
flycatcher spends the winter in Mexico and Central America. They arrive
back in California in the spring.
Range of the
flycatcher spends the summer in California. It does not appear in
Northern Coastal areas, in the San Joaquin valley, and above 4000ft in
the Sierras and the Cascades.
How to attract the
Ash-throated flycatcher to your garden
flycatcher likes trees as well as shrubs for perching and hunting for
insects. They like nearby open areas for hawking over chaparral or
desert scrub. They also need trees with old nest cavities for nesting.
The Ash-throated flycatcher likes to use the ecotones between the
woodland areas and scrub lands.
of the Ash-throated flycatcher.
The Ash-throated flycatcher is
a secondary cavity nester. That is, it does not excavate its own nest
cavity. It uses a nest cavity excavated by a woodpecker or a naturally
occurring cavity. It also uses nesting boxes. Last year we had a pair
at the Santa Margarita nursery that used an old bluebird box. To learn
how to make a nest box visit our nest box page.
community used by the Ash-throated flycatcher
Click on these
plant community links to learn more about specific plant material and
Diet of the
flycatcher hawks flying insect. It likes to perch on tall shrubs and
trees to hunt.