Gray-cheeked Thrush

Catharus minimus

A rare spring vagrant with a few records from late May to mid-June, mostly in mid-June, and an even rarer summer vagrant with a single early July record of what was likely a failed breeding bird and very early southbound wanderer. It is found much more frequently during the fall and has been seen annually during the month of September when coverage is present at that time of year with a peak in numbers often around September 10th. It is typically only in seen in very small numbers though on multiple occasions larger influxes of birds have been recorded.

Gray cheeked Thrush by Stephan Lorenz 1024x735 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Photo by Stephan Lorenz
Gray cheeked Thrush by Ashley Casey 1024x683 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Photo by Ashley Casey
Gray cheeked Thrush by Gil Ewing 1024x802 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Photo by Gil Ewing
Gray cheeked Thrush by Doug Gochfeld 1024x658 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Gray cheeked Thrush by Scott Schuette 1024x683 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Photo by Scott Schuette