Lucky Bonanza bird #13 is the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher! There are twelve species of gnatcatcher in the world. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher occurs the furthest north of all, and is the only species that migrates (at least part of the population does... Read more »
These little cuties are aptly named, as much of their plumage is a blue-gray color. They have white underparts and a white eyering. Breeding male Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have a dark line over their eyes.
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are constantly on the move, which can be a frustrating "field mark" for birders who often hear them before they are seen.