All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher populations have grown in recent years, and are quite common here in Tennessee. In fact, their breeding range is actually expanding north, likely due to rising temperatures. Despite their population growth, gnatcatchers are still vulnerable to threats such as habitat loss.


Blue-gray Gnatcatchers can be found in wooded areas, especially ones near water, such as lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. These forests often include but are not limited to oak, pine, ash, maple, and cottonwood trees. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers tend to occupy edges of the forest, where the foliage is denser and contains more insects for them to feed on.