Hermit Thrush  ( Grive solitaire )

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Catharus guttatus

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General Notes

The North American population of this species has increased by 75% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by the National Audubon Society. Though there is always some inherent variability in the source data, there is sufficient data for this species to be fairly confident in the trend.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 22
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

October 11

Documented Observations

 

May 22-24, June 11-13, 1993. Four observed at Hilliardton Marsh during field work for a Master's thesis by David Locky.

May 27-28, June 20-22, 1997. Four observed at Hilliardton Marsh during field work for a Master's thesis by David Locky.

December 14, 2008. One observed by Rick Caldwell in New Liskeard during the Christmas Bird Count.

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1992 2     2
1996   1   1
1997 1 5   6
1998 3 3   6
1999   6   6
2000 4 2 1 7
2001 4 5 2 11
2002   14 2 16
2003   2   2
2004 1 1 6 8
2005   2 1 3
2006 9 5   14
2007   3   3
2008        
2009