Habitat: Nests most often in northern and mountainous forests. Prefers forest edges, forest openings, or open woodlands. Also found along wooded edges of ponds and lakes, as well as bogs and streams.
Diet: Almost entirely flying insects such as wasps, bees, and winged ants. Also grasshoppers, beetles, and dragonflies.
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Olive-sided Flycatcher breeds throughout most of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, excluding the southernmost portion of these states.
This flycatcher also breeds in central and western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut.
The Olive-sided Flycatcher winters primarily in South America. This bird is also found wintering, though less commonly, in southern Mexico and Central America.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Olive-sided Flycatcher from Nov-Mar over past 10 years (2009-2019)