How to Attract Red-Eyed Vireo
BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
Description: A swift – constantly singing deciduous forest bird, the Red-Eyed Vireo is bad news for prospective butterflies – as up to 50% of its summer diet is composed of caterpillars. This olive-colored bird will also eat other insects, so fostering an insect friendly environment is key to attracting it. Caterpillar friendly trees like Oak, Beech and Maple are Red-Eyed Vireo favorites. In addition to insects, the Red-Eyed Vireo will eat small berries – especially towards fall migration – so planting and maintaining berry producing shrubs like Elderberry and Arrowwood make sense.
Olive-colored upperparts, white underparts, blue-gray cap, red eyes, black stripe through eye
Deciduous Forest – usually high up in large broad-leaf trees
Winter in South America
Spring-Summer: insects – especially caterpillars
Migration: insects and small berries
Deciduous trees – often in hidden position
Top Ways to Attract Red-Eyed Vireo
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Red-Eyed Vireo
American Elderberry (Fruit) Arrowwood (Fruit) Maple (Nesting, Insects) Northern Bayberry (Fruit) Oak (Insects) Red Mulberry (Fruit) Sassafras (Fruit) Serviceberry (Fruit) Spicebush (Fruit) Sumac (Fruit) Wild Cherry (Fruit)