|Contopus cooperi||Order: Passeriformes||Family: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)|
Contopus cooperi Order: Passeriformes Family: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Our largest pewee may not be easy to find, but that makes our encounters all the more special. Its “Quick–three beers!” song is easy to remember between the long gaps of time when we get to hear it. It nests in coniferous mountain forests, bogs, and muskeg, but sings occasionally during migration. One turns up rarely in July in Laura’s yard, presumably during its return migration to South America—this sturdy little bird has the longest migration of any New World flycatcher.