How to Attract Veery

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.

Overview

Identification:

  • Medium-sized bird

  • Tannish brown upperparts, white underparts, brown speckles on chest

Habitat:

  • Mature Deciduous Forest with thick understory for nesting

  • Open woodlands and backyards during migration

  • Winters in South America

Eating Habits:

  • Breeding: primarily insects

  • Late Summer and Fall (Migration): berries - favor Spicebush

Nesting:

  • On or just slightly above the ground

  • Often under brush or against fallen tree