Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Townsend's Solitaire - Myadestes townsendi
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General Comments There is a single record for this Western species. One bird was seen and photographed at Grandfather Mountain (Avery) from 13-18 Aug 2015, seemingly disappeared for several weeks, and then re-appeared from 8-14 Sep 2015* [Chat 80:14 link], [Chat 80:44-45 link]. Photographs are on the Carolina Bird Club website photo gallery. Most Eastern US records for this species occur much later in the fall season.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont No records.
Mountains One record (see above).
Finding Tips
Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2016-06-02], Howard[2016-06-02]
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