Subject: Re: Townsend's Solitaire
Date: Apr 10 08:35:12 1995
From: Jon Anderson - anderjda at


Not having a copy of the Nat Geo guide at hand, my experience is that
Solitaires are not too uncommon along the coast - I have seen them along
the Oregon coast at Newport and Astoria, and have seen one washed up
along the beach at least once (again on the Oregon coast). The times
I've seen them, they have been in the shore (lodgepole) pines away from
the beach, but near open areas.

I always presumed that they migrate northward along the coast en route
for BC nesting areas, etc. Is this a correct assumption, Tweeters?

Jon. Anderson
Olympia, WA
anderjda at

On Mon, 10 Apr 1995, Mike Patrick wrote:

> Good Morning,
> I'm not an experienced birder, and found my first Townsend's Solitaire in
> a location that does not match the description in the National
Geographic field guide. Any comments?
> Michael Patrick
> University of Washington Medical Center
> Department of Radiation Oncology, RC-08
> 1959 NE Pacific St.
> Seattle, WA. 98195
> mike at
> (206) 548-4536