Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)
rreee-BEEP (1) , free-beer! (1), Free-BEE-ah (2)
A 2- or 3-syllable phrase (some mnemonics suggest 2, others 3; see above) sung repeatedly. As described by Pieplow (2), the 1st syllable is buzzy and upslurred, the 2nd is highest and loudest, and the 3rd is low and short.
See Pieplow (2) for examples of a number of calls such as pwee, breer, dzeer, twitter, pip-pweer, pweew, and peep.
|Common Name||Rating||ML Cat#||Recordist|
- All about birds: alder flycatcher. c2020. Ithaca (NY): Cornell Lab of Ornithology; [accessed 2020 Dec 23]. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Alder_Flycatcher/sounds
- Pieplow, Nathan. Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Additional Bird Recordings
Alder Flycatcher | American Crow | American Goldfinch | American Redstart | Belted Kingfisher | Black-and-white Warbler | Black-capped Chickadee | Black-throated Green Warbler | Blackburnian Warbler | Blue Jay | Blue-headed Vireo | Broad-winged Hawk | Brown Thrasher | Canada Goose | Cedar Waxwing | Chipping Sparrow | Common Nighthawk | Common Raven | Common Yellowthroat | Dark-eyed Junco | Downy Woodpecker | Eastern Phoebe | Eastern Wood-Pewee | Golden-crowned Kinglet | Gray Catbird | Hairy Woodpecker | Hermit Thrush | Herring Gull | Lincoln’s Sparrow | Magnolia Warbler | Northern Flicker | Northern Parula | Northern Saw-whet Owl | Osprey | Ovenbird | Purple Finch | Red Crossbill (type 10) | Red-breasted Nuthatch | Red-eyed Vireo | Red-winged Blackbird | Ruffed Grouse | Savannah Sparrow | Song Sparrow | Swainson’s Thrush | Swamp Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Winter Wren | Wood Duck | Yellow Warbler | Yellow-bellied Flycatcher | Yellow-rumped Warbler