How to Attract Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

A menace for spiders, the Blue Gray Gnatcatcher eats them, raids insects from their webs, and even uses their webs as nesting material. This highly energetic and territorial bird also eats small insects ÔÇô so promoting insect habitation is key in order to attract them. They are most often found foraging and nesting in large deciduous trees like Oak and Maple. They are difficult to find outside of forest habitat.

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Information

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Identification:

  • Very small-sized bird
  • Blue-gray upperparts, white underparts, white eyering, long tail

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Habitat:

  • Spring/Summer (Breeding Range): Moist Deciduous Forest
  • Winters around the Gulf Coast

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Eating Habits:

  • Small Insects and Spiders ÔÇô gleaned from foliage and spider webs

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nesting:

  • Tall Deciduous Trees - especially Oak and Maple
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