All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.
Eastern Wood-Pewees are a fairly common bird, but have a declining population. Like many other woodland-dependent birds, chemical pollution from pesticides, habitat destruction, and habitat degradation have significant effects on their population. They also are affected by the overpopulation of white-tailed deer. High deer populations have been linked to a lower breeding success of pewees, likely due to the deer consuming large portions of understory which pewees depend on for nesting and foraging.
Eastern Wood-Pewees can be found in clearings and forest edges. They live in a wide variety of habitats, including woodlands, roadsides, woodlots, orchards, backyards, and farmland.