One of the easiest vireos to see and recognize by song, it one of my favorite. I consider seeing one each time I go out and bird as icing on the cake. A busy bird of the thickets, it is most common in the southeast. Although the White-eyed Vireo usually stays in dense cover, it is not always hard to see; it will come up to examine and scold a birder who stands near the bushes and makes squeaking sounds. Even when it remains out of sight, its snappy song is distinctive. It is the first bird I ever called using the "pishing" sound.