Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
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General Comments Hammond's Flycatcher is a species of the Western states, breeding primarily in coniferous forests, and wintering mainly in Mexico. Though there are a good handful of recent records now for the East Coast, the Carolinas had no records until one was mist-netted, banded, measured, and photographed on private property in Randolph, on 12 Dec 2020; it was re-found and photographed at this site on 9 Jan 2021* [Chat 86:23 link]. The NC BRC accepted the record on a second vote; photographs are on the CBC Photo Gallery.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
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Attribution LeGrand[2023-03-24], LeGrand[2022-02-08]