Length: 6.5 - 7.5"
Habitat: Nests in dense coniferous or mixed woodlands and their edges; edges of interior forest clearings such as ponds, logging roads, and utility cuts.
Diet: During breeding season: insects and their larvae; spiders; other invertebrates, including earthworms and snails; small salamanders.
In fall and winter: fruits and berries.
Hermit Thrush at Nest
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(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Hermit Thrush breeds throughout New England.
This songbird can be found year round, although in low numbers, in eastern Massachusetts, southern Connecticut as well as the Connecticut River Valley, southern Rhode Island, and along the coast of New Hampshire and southern Maine.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Hermit Thrush from Jan-Mar over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS