The wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) is a North American passerine bird. It is closely related to other thrushes such as the American robin and is widely distributed across North America, wintering in Central America and southern Mexico. The wood thrush is the official bird of the District of Columbia.

The wood thrush is a medium-sized thrush, with brown upper parts with mottled brown and white underparts. The male and female are similar in appearance. The song of the male is often cited as being the most beautiful in North America.

The wood thrush is an omnivore, and feeds preferentially on soil invertebrates and larvae, but will also eat fruits. In the summer, it feeds on insects continuously in order to meet daily metabolic needs. It is solitary, but sometimes forms mixed-species flocks. The wood thrush defends a territory that ranges in size from 800 to 28,000 m2 (960 to 33,490 sq yd). The wood thrush is monogamous, and its breeding season begins in the spring; about 50% of all mated pairs are able to raise two broods, ranging in size from two to four chicks.
Wood Thrush
Date Location Count
2019-10-11 08:11Conway-Robinson State Forest1
2019-10-09 08:00Upton Hill Regional Park1
2019-10-08 10:45Monticello Park1
2019-10-09 07:45**HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK1
2019-10-10 07:06Fort Dupont Park1
2019-10-12 08:38Meadowood Recreation Area--Mustang Trailhead1
2019-10-12 08:38Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract3
2019-10-11 07:31Patterson Park1
2019-10-12 07:30Swan Creek Wetland--Cox Creek DMCF (access by guided tour only)1
2019-10-13 17:34Cromwell Valley Park1
2019-10-15 07:19Terrapin Nature Park1
2019-10-14 07:00Swan Harbor Farm Park1
2019-10-08 09:58Azalea Park1
2019-10-09 14:14Wildwood Lake Park1
2019-10-18 13:43Rockwood Park1
2019-10-09 07:25Blue Ridge Parkway--Three Ridges Overlook1
2019-10-08 13:46Matoaka Lake and Woods1
2019-10-11 06:45Holliday Lake State Park (Appomattox Co.)1
2019-10-12 14:10Keystone SP1
2019-10-18 11:45Red Square (18th & Cherry)1
2019-10-07 19:17Morris Park1
2019-10-08 07:50Greenfield1
2019-10-13 15:30Tamenend Community Park1
2019-10-14 14:53Frick Park1
2019-10-09 07:20Cotton Mill Park--Berry Hill Plantation Trail2
2019-10-11 17:15Roanoke Mountain Day Use Area1
2019-10-08 05:27Virginia Tech--Quad1
2019-10-13 08:40Ohio River Islands NWR--Visitor Center1
2019-10-13 12:36Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area1
2019-10-11 13:00Prospect Park1
2019-10-15 08:15Cadman Plaza Park1
2019-10-09 16:00Tompkins Square Park1
2019-10-10 17:00Hudson Yards (30th-41st St.; 8th-11th Ave.)1
2019-10-16 13:10Bryant Park1
2019-10-12 07:28Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade1
2019-10-16 07:30Central Park1
2019-10-13 07:15Central Park--The Ramble1
2019-10-13 05:53Dan River Game Land--Riverside Circle1
2019-10-11 07:01Duck Park Boardwalk1
2019-10-08 14:08Central Park--The Ravine (incl. The Loch)1
2019-10-09 06:52Mayo River SP--Tyne Rd. Tract9
2019-10-11 10:49Occoneechee Speedway Trail1
2019-10-08 10:01Washington Works Nature Trails1
2019-10-18 07:51Brumley Nature Preserve--North1
2019-10-16 13:10Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve1
2019-10-09 07:08Rockefeller SP Preserve1
2019-10-14 10:54Hanging Rock SP1
2019-10-12 13:37Swift Creek Bluffs1
2019-10-10 17:22Cornell University--Beebe Lake1
2019-10-07 17:53Jim Schug Trail--Keith to Chaffee1
2019-10-09 08:44Historic Bethabara Park--Lower Trails1
2019-10-08 08:59Raven Rock SP1
2019-10-10 09:17Compton Mountain1
2019-10-15 16:16Chandler Estate1
2019-10-09 12:34Lake Logan SP1
2019-10-14 11:59Doughton Park--Bluff Mountain Trail1
2019-10-08 07:49Uwharrie NF--Thornburg Tract1
2019-10-17 12:10Erie Street Cemetery1
2019-10-19 10:18Wendy Park, Whiskey Island1
2019-10-11 17:55Hidden Valley WMA1
2019-10-10 09:11Jenny Wiley SRP2
2019-10-09 11:50Ohio State University--Mirror Lake and Browning Amphitheatre2
2019-10-08 12:23Hammocks Beach SP--Mainland1
2019-10-11 08:57Clark's Creek Nature Preserve1
2019-10-10 11:53Idlewild Road Park9
2019-10-08 13:31London--Westminster Ponds Park1
2019-10-08 10:50Toronto--Colonel Samuel Smith Park1
2019-10-12 08:11Anne Springs Close Greenway1
2019-10-15 06:55Fitzgerald Lake Boardwalk1
2019-10-11 08:11Ottawa NWR--Navarre Marsh (restricted access)1
2019-10-11 10:35Warren Wilson College--Owen Park1
2019-10-16 08:39Chimney Rock SP3
2019-10-09 12:12Windsor--Optimist Memorial Park1
2019-10-15 13:34Cincinnati Nature Center--Rowe Woods1
2019-10-15 08:20Biltmore Estate1
2019-10-15 08:19Jackson Park1
2019-10-08 11:25Pine Mountain SRP--Lodge Environs2
2019-10-10 08:51Waccamaw NWR--Cox Ferry Recreation Area5
2019-10-14 07:56Gilmore MetroPark1
2019-10-13 07:30Pisgah NF--Frying Pan Trail1
2019-10-10 16:42Myrtle Beach SP1
2019-10-12 13:45Great Smoky Mountains NP--Cataloochee Overlook1
2019-10-14 09:33Poplar Lane6
2019-10-09 09:00Brevard Hike & Bike Path--Hospital Fields3
2019-10-15 16:20Island Ford Landing1
2019-10-14 07:15Lake Conestee Nature Park1
2019-10-10 14:29Southeast Park1
2019-10-14 15:51Saluda Shoals Park2
2019-10-12 15:26Jocassee Gorges6
2019-10-09 07:00Nine Times Preserve4
2019-10-13 14:45Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)2
2019-10-12 14:45Great Smoky Mt. NP--Cades Cove1
2019-10-11 09:45Great Smoky Mt. NP--Cades Cove--Sparks Lane1
2019-10-10 06:39Clemson Experimental Forest--Lake Issaqueena1
2019-10-17 08:00South Carolina Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-08 10:31Ponderosa Lake1
2019-10-11 07:07Fants Grove Wildlife Management Area1
2019-10-15 16:13Old Santee Canal Park1
2019-10-14 07:45Christy Woods1
2019-10-17 07:35Francis Marion NF--Huger Recreation Area1
2019-10-09 16:40Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest15
2019-10-08 08:03Centennial Woods1
2019-10-15 10:00Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Center & Sanctuary1
2019-10-09 15:15Nantahala NF--Huckleberry Knob Trail2
2019-10-09 14:25Cherohala Skyway--Brushy Ridge1
2019-10-09 08:50E.P. "Tom" Sawyer SP1
2019-10-14 09:48Harrods Creek Park1
2019-10-11 09:10Wannamaker North Trail1
2019-10-14 09:18Middleton Place1
2019-10-15 11:03Reed Creek Park1
2019-10-10 12:00Caw Caw Interpretive Center1
2019-10-08 07:19Pendleton King Park1
2019-10-11 10:08Mistletoe SP2
2019-10-10 08:45Barr Hill Nature Preserve1
2019-10-07 19:38Pitsfield Banding Station (park 200' before house)1
2019-10-10 06:50Kiawah Island Banding Station - Restricted Access1
2019-10-12 08:25Cooks Trail, Athens1
2019-10-12 08:50Elachee Nature Science Center1
2019-10-18 08:15Amicalola Falls SP2
2019-10-14Cutright State Recreation Area1
2019-10-08 09:00Parc Armand-Frappier1
2019-10-12 18:15Standifer Gap Marsh1
2019-10-11 07:27McCoy Farm and Gardens3
2019-10-14 08:35Point Park, NPS2
2019-10-12 09:00Chattanooga Nature Center--Reflection Riding1
2019-10-09 15:25Chattahoochee River NRA--Island Ford Unit1
2019-10-09 08:13Henderson Park1
2019-10-16 09:46Red Top Mountain SP3
2019-10-12 06:17Lincoln SP1
2019-10-12 08:32Chattahoochee River NRA--Cochran Shoals Unit1
2019-10-11 11:15Chattahoochee River NRA--East Palisades Unit1
2019-10-15 09:21Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park8
2019-10-09 17:05Lake Acworth1
2019-10-17 10:34Piedmont Park1
2019-10-15 12:51Grant Park, Atlanta1
2019-10-13 08:47Indian Springs SP1
2019-10-08 06:06Blue Grass FWA1
2019-10-14 07:58Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park1
2019-10-09 07:21Radnor Lake State Natural Area1
2019-10-14 08:30Owl's Hill Sanctuary1
2019-10-14 08:41Harris Neck NWR (please consider using more specific locations)1
2019-10-11 11:50Dunbar Cave SP1
2019-10-19 08:30Burnham Park--McCormick Nature Area1
2019-10-20 10:34A. Montgomery Ward Park, Chicago1
2019-10-16 16:45Harms Woods/Glenview Woods Forest Preserve1
2019-10-15 06:56Monte Sano SP (NABT 29)1
2019-10-13 07:57Clayhole Swamp WMA1
2019-10-12 07:52Altama Plantation WMA1
2019-10-17 15:18Saint Simons Island--Epworth by the Sea1
2019-10-19 07:07Wheeler NWR--Blackwell Swamp (NABT 26)1
2019-10-15 16:36Jekyll Island--Amphitheater Pond1
2019-10-09 12:05Swan Creek WMA1
2019-10-19 08:55Lake Park--general1
2019-10-14 17:34Stoll Farm--private--access restricted to birders only (email
2019-10-13 07:40White Oak Ridge Raptor Lookout2
2019-10-09 07:56Cannon Park1
2019-10-15 15:17Tie Landing1
2019-10-13 06:59Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve1
2019-10-12 10:39Cumberland Island National Seashore--South End1
2019-10-16 14:11Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve3
2019-10-09 08:05Oak Mountain SP2
2019-10-15 09:30Alabama Wildlife Center3
2019-10-12 07:00Savannah Bottoms1
2019-10-12 08:52Pickwick Dam--Tailwater Campground1
2019-10-10 07:15Sand Bluff Bird Observatory1
2019-10-11 08:55Wehle Forever Wild Tract1
2019-10-13 09:55Fort Toulouse/Jackson Historic SP1
2019-10-18 05:35J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center43
2019-10-20 07:47Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR1
2019-10-18 13:06Black Creek Park3
2019-10-11 13:38Birdsong Nature Center1
2019-10-20 06:52Dale County Public Lake1
2019-10-18 16:28Tall Timbers Research Station1
2019-10-11 07:19Marion Fish Hatchery2
2019-10-08 13:52Tower Grove Park1
2019-10-13 09:08O'Leno SP1
2019-10-18 11:00Mill Creek Nature Preserve 1
2019-10-13 08:10Troy Springs SP2
2019-10-12 09:33St Marks Headwaters Greenway2
2019-10-17 16:25Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park1
2019-10-20 08:01Rhoden Cove Road Landing1
2019-10-20 08:20San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP--US 441 trailhead2
2019-10-12 09:12Crowder Road Landing1
2019-10-13 17:00Cypress Pond1
2019-10-20 08:30San Felasco County Park1
2019-10-19 14:00Possum Creek Park1
2019-10-17 14:52Newnans Lake SF--East Trail2
2019-10-19 14:34San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP--Moonshine Creek Trail1
2019-10-14 16:54Cofrin Nature Park2
2019-10-08 08:43Section Line Rd1
2019-10-17 10:01Paynes Prairie Preserve SP--La Chua Trail2
2019-10-13 14:33Lake Talquin SF: Fort Braden Trails8
2019-10-14 14:18Plymouth Bluff--River Trail1
2019-10-20 16:25Paynes Prairie Preserve SP--Bolen Bluff Trail4
2019-10-20 16:45St. Marks NWR3
2019-10-20 16:20St. Marks NWR--Mounds Trail & Tower Pond1
2019-10-20 13:42St. Marks NWR--Cedar Point Trail2
2019-10-20 15:20St. Marks NWR--Lighthouse Pool & Flats9
2019-10-14 12:55Overton Park1
2019-10-17 08:59Canaveral National Seashore--Apollo Beach1
2019-10-20 13:50Bald Point SP4
2019-10-19 17:45Chucalissa1
2019-10-19 14:10Lower Suwannee NWR--Shired Island15
2019-10-18 09:30Merritt Island NWR (Please consider using more specific locations)6
2019-10-19 08:23Merritt Island NWR--Oak & Palm Hammock Trails1
2019-10-08 07:35Arkabutla Lake--Dam area (DeSoto Co.)4
2019-10-12 10:00Lower Suwannee NWR--Shell Mound1
2019-10-20 09:08Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Trail5
2019-10-20 11:39Mead Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-19 11:27Demetree Park1
2019-10-20 08:15St. George Island SP--Youth Camp Area15
2019-10-17 09:30Blackwater River SF--Bear Lake Loop Trail1
2019-10-19 12:30Tyndall AFB--Raptor Ranch/Pearl Bayou1
2019-10-17 10:41Lori Wilson Park1
2019-10-20 16:30St. Andrews SP--Gator Lake1
2019-10-20 08:01Maritime Hammock Preserve1
2019-10-19 15:4515th and Ave. D area, Apalachicola2
2019-10-19 11:51Glenwood Park3
2019-10-20 10:15Okaloosa County Veterans/Ross Marler Park1
2019-10-10 07:30Celebration--town center1
2019-10-13 07:30Upper Delta WMA--Clearwater Tract5
2019-10-20 09:05Aripeka Sandhills Preserve2
2019-10-19 08:40Gulf Islands NS: Fort Pickens - Beach E of Langdon Beach2
2019-10-19 08:57Gulf Islands National Seashore--Fort Pickens21
2019-10-11 07:07Blakeley Historic SP2
2019-10-08 16:09Five Rivers Delta Resource Center1
2019-10-17 16:07Pipeline Road--Madison Co.1
2019-10-20 10:20South Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area1
2019-10-19 10:54John Chesnut Sr. Park1
2019-10-20 07:00Blakeley Island--Mud Lakes (permit required)1
2019-10-18 06:52Bayfront Park/Village Point (Daphne)1
2019-10-19 08:50Honeymoon Island SP1
2019-10-20 08:00Dunedin Hammock City Park
2019-10-15 07:00Muddy Creek Wetlands1
2019-10-17 11:36Ocean Bay Riverside Park1
2019-10-13 08:50John R. Bonner Nature Park1
2019-10-11 06:29Bon Secour NWR1
2019-10-20 15:33George C. McGough Nature Park1
2019-10-18 09:59Bon Secour NWR--Pine Beach Trail2
2019-10-18 09:15Bon Secour NWR--Mobile St.1
2019-10-19 08:50Raymond H. Neri Community Park1
2019-10-20 13:10Bayfront Park (Mobile Co.)2
2019-10-17 10:09Cockroach Bay Preserve and surrounding area4
2019-10-19 12:45Barbara Gilberg Habitat1
2019-10-17 15:36Fort Morgan--Stables1
2019-10-20 10:23Bon Secour NWR--No Name Rd.1
2019-10-19 13:30Fort Morgan State Historic Site25
2019-10-19 15:45Dauphin Island--Fort Gaines (East End)2
2019-10-20 09:15Dauphin Island--Audubon Bird Sanctuary3
2019-10-19 14:34Dauphin Island--Goat Tree5
2019-10-20 08:30Dauphin Island--Shell Mound Park1
2019-10-19 12:31Dauphin Island--Cadillac Square2
2019-10-19 13:47Dauphin Island--Penicault St. vicinity4
2019-10-20 07:56Fort De Soto Park1
2019-10-20 15:32Pascagoula Greenwood Cemetery11
2019-10-17 11:50Perico Preserve1
2019-10-20 08:15Singing River Island (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 08:41Leffis Key1
2019-10-17 17:16Gulf Islands National Seashore--Davis Bayou boat launch2
2019-10-14 08:26Gulf Islands National Seashore--Davis Bayou area1
2019-10-19 15:07Gulf Islands National Seashore--Visitor Center15
2019-10-20 11:24Pinecraft Park1
2019-10-20 08:43Urfer Family Park1
2019-10-20 07:10Hiller Park2
2019-10-20 08:20Bay Street Park1
2019-10-20 08:00Kiwanis Park1
2019-10-20 13:49Lantana Nature Preserve1
2019-10-19 16:31Bogue Chitto NWR2
2019-10-20 09:55Spanish River Park1
2019-10-15 07:10Pearl River WMA--Honey Island Swamp1
2019-10-19 15:00Ansley2
2019-10-21 07:46Dave and Tammy's House (Restricted Access)1
2019-10-21 06:45Rotary Park -- Environmental Center1
2019-10-20 08:00J. N. Ding Darling NWR1
2019-10-19 09:13Bayou Sauvage NWR--South Point4
2019-10-20 17:56Delnor-Wiggins Pass SP5
2019-10-20 14:06Fakahatchee Strand Preserve SP--Jones Grade1
2019-10-20 14:48Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park1
2019-10-19 10:00City Park--Couturie Forest1
2019-10-18 06:30City Park--New Orleans Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-18 08:21Harahan River Batture1
2019-10-20 08:14Florida International University--Nature Preserve1
2019-10-13 13:00Frenchtown Conservation Area2
2019-10-13 16:55Blackwater Conservation Area1
2019-10-10 07:00Port Hudson SHS1
2019-10-08 06:06LSU Campus2
2019-10-11 06:30Grand Isle--Grand Isle SP (East)1
2019-10-19 08:00Grand Isle3
2019-10-14 14:00Grand Isle--woods
2019-10-14 07:15Grand Isle--woods--Lafitte Woods Preserve--Grilletta Tract2
2019-10-18 16:00Everglades NP--Mosier Hammock Trail1
2019-10-20 07:00Pointe-Aux-Chenes WMA (Terrebonne Parish)1
2019-10-19 08:40Horse Farm2
2019-10-10 09:59Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-19 07:35LA: Cameron Par.; Sabine NWR--Wetland Walkway1
2019-10-19 17:11Peveto Woods - Baton Rouge Audubon Society Sanctuary10
2019-10-20 10:38Sabine Woods (UTC 026)2
2019-10-19 07:21High Island--Boy Scout Woods (UTC 055)1
2019-10-17 07:50High Island (UTC 051)1
2019-10-18 11:35Anahuac NWR (UTC 049)1
2019-10-19 07:54Parque Ecológico Monte Barreto6
2019-10-20 07:26Galveston--Lafitte's Cove (UTC 068)1
2019-10-20 16:20Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary (UTC 121)1
2019-10-17 15:30San Bernard NWR--Bobcat Woods Trail1
2019-10-18 16:30Isla Holbox3
2019-10-20 15:55Packery Channel Park (CTC 064)1
2019-10-19 06:30Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Lagartos--Aguada y Paseo Marítimo3
2019-10-18 16:00Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna Manglares de Nichupte2
2019-10-19 06:30Reserva Toh--Ruta de los Cenotes1
2019-10-18 18:22Club de Campo Cozumel--Entrada1
2019-10-20 10:55South Padre Is.--WBC/Conv. Center/Laguna Madre Trail (LTC 035)1
2019-10-12 07:15South Padre Is.--Birding and Nature Center1
2019-10-20 13:43South Padre Is.--Valley Land Fund lots (LTC 036)1
2019-10-20 16:39Camino de grava entre el Corchito y Estero de Chicxulub1
2019-10-10 10:04Parque Ecológico Kai Luum1
2019-10-20 08:48Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054)1
2019-10-17 15:18Caye Caulker--South Point1
2019-10-19 02:10Crooked Tree Village--Becks Bed and Breakfast2
2019-10-19 06:19Dawson Creek & Lamanai savanna1
2019-10-19 09:47Lamanai Maya site1
2019-10-12 05:47La Milpa Field Station1
2019-10-16 06:00La Milpa Maya site1
2019-10-19 11:12Chan Chich2
2019-10-18 06:00Belize Bird Rescue/Rock Farm1
2019-10-21 05:42Guanaja--Roland's Garden Guesthouse1
2019-10-13 10:32St. Herman's Blue Hole NP--Dusky Antbird Trail1
2019-10-19 05:00St. Herman's Blue Hole NP1
2019-10-20 07:51Rio Maya Lodge1
2019-10-19 11:08San Ignacio Resort Hotel and trails1
2019-10-09 13:10Chaa Creek3
2019-10-19 05:26Belize Botanic Gardens & duPlooy's Jungle Lodge--entrance road2
2019-10-16 07:13San Antonio area (Cayo)1
2019-10-19 16:54Black Rock Road1
2019-10-21 05:55Black Rock Lodge3
2019-10-19 15:48PN Tikal--sitio arqueológico (Complejo Q)1
2019-10-19 17:36PN Tikal--sitio arqueológico1
2019-10-19 05:36Guacamallo Bridge (over Macal River)6
2019-10-17 06:25RNP Tres Lagartos2
2019-10-19 10:28Tayasal1
2019-10-09 11:54Finca San Francisco1
2019-10-18 14:10Laguna El Llano3
2019-10-12 06:27PN Palenque2
2019-10-19 09:22Zona Arqueológica Palenque--Sendero Motiepá (antes Senda Templo Olvidado y Cascada Trail)1
2019-10-15 07:20Centro de Investigaciones Costeras La Mancha1
2019-10-13 08:38Reserva Cansaburro1
2019-10-18 08:18Camino a Cansaburro2
2019-10-19 15:38Playa Juan Angel--Desembocadura Río San Isidro1
2019-10-19 09:56Monumentos Naturales Yaxchilán--Zona Arqueológica Yaxchilán2
2019-10-19 06:22Chaab'il B'e Lodge and Casitas5
2019-10-16 06:20Cattle Landing--waterfront1
2019-10-19 05:50Punta Gorda--southern creek4
2019-10-19 17:00Hickatee Cottages and Boom Creek Road3
2019-10-19 18:06Humedales por la Boticaria1
2019-10-19 07:04Estación Biológica La Florida7
2019-10-20 07:03Parque Ecológico Cerro de Macuiltépetl4
2019-10-20 08:14Parque Natura1
2019-10-20 06:56Lacanjá Chansayab (pueblo)1
2019-10-20 10:25Parque Ecológico El Haya2
2019-10-14 15:03Reserva de la Biosfera Los Tuxtlas--Reserva Ecológica Nanciyaga1
2019-10-17 13:51Reserva Protectora de Manantiales Cerro San Gil--sendero Las Escobas1
2019-10-19 07:22Aldea El Milagro2
2019-10-13 06:20PN Cañón del Sumidero1
2019-10-20 07:25Parque Educativo Laguna Bélgica1
2019-10-19 05:47Reserva Natural y Comunidad La Paz1
2019-10-19 16:21PN Azul Meambar--Embalse Yure (buffer zone)3
2019-10-19 04:49Finca Las Nubes (acceso restringido)1
2019-10-19 10:57PN Azul Meámbar--Sendero La Naturaleza (zona de amortiguamiento)1
2019-10-19 08:13Finca Rubel Chaim--CCFC (acceso restringido)1
2019-10-19 05:27RVS Montaña Puca--Sector San José de Pucan2
2019-10-10 15:09Selva Verde Lodge1
2019-10-19 02:36Las Arrieras Bird Observatory1
2019-10-19 07:21Finca Bayano (La Jagua marsh)1
2019-10-13 15:40Summit Ponds1
2019-10-19 07:30PN Altos de Campana1