How to Attract Veery
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 forest bird known for its beautiful flute-like song, the Veery is an awesome bird to listen to and observe. The Veery is found in mature deciduous forests (especially those with a water source), where it is often seen foraging on or near the ground for insects and berries. The Veery is a rather reclusive bird so it doesn’t visit feeders and rarely visits birdbaths (though may use one if it's in a secluded area and not elevated far off the ground). Veery nest on or near the ground usually close to shrubby areas or fallen trees.
Tannish brown upperparts, white underparts, brown speckles on chest
Mature Deciduous Forest with thick understory for nesting
Open woodlands and backyards during migration
Winters in South America
Breeding: primarily insects
Late Summer and Fall (Migration): berries - favor Spicebush
On or just slightly above the ground
Often under brush or against fallen tree
Top Ways to Attract Veery
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Veery
American Elderberry (Fruit) Arrowwood (Fruit) Blackgum (Fruit) Dead Trees (Insects, Nesting) Red Mulberry (Fruit) Sassafras (Fruit) Serviceberry (Fruit) Spicebush (Fruit) Sumac (Fruit) Wild Cherry (Fruit)