Spring in central Oregon is a wonderful time. We don’t get as many migrant birds as most other great birding areas in the U.S., but we do get our fair share.
Although not necessarily a migrant, as it is seen in this are area during the winter on occasion, it is still nice to see this bird.
The Townsend’s Solitaire is a member of the same family as the Robin. It often perches on tree tops. It's an overall gray bird with a white eye-ring and white tail feathers. You always know one is nearby when you hear its “pip” sounding call.
The bird also has a song very similar to that of the Robin. Both the song and call can be heard at this URL.
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