Length: 4.5 - 5.5"
Breeding Habitat: Open deciduous or mixed woodlands, forest edges, roadside trees, orchards, shrubby edges of streams and ponds, brushy edges of pastures, parks. Prefers moist, second-growth habitats with an understory of saplings.
Diet: Insects, including caterpillars, beetles, moths, leafhoppers, and flies; spiders; some wild fruits and berries.
Female American Redstart
By Reago & McClarren [CC 2.0]
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The American Redstart breeds throughout New England.
This warbler is not found in this region during the winter, except on very rare occasions. The eBird map below shows some of these sightings.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the American Redstart from Dec-Feb over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS