Ash-throated Flycatcher

34 records

MARC numberDecisionSpecies#LocationArrivalDepartureObserversNotesReport
1989-006AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co.11/5/8911/5/89George Daniels*, Allan Keith*24
1993-017AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Meadowbrook Park and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex Co.11/7/9311/13/93L. Taylor1
1997-024NAAsh-throated Flycatcher1South Monomoy Island, Chatham, Barnstable Co.9/14/979/14/9715
1998-023AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Locust Lane, Barnstable, Barnstable Co.12/20/9812/26/98R. Pease, Blair Nikula, Jeremiah Trimble4
2001-007AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Belmont, Middlesex Co.8/30/018/30/01Marj. Rines6
2001-017AAAsh-throated Flycatcher1Rowley Shore, Gloucester, Essex Co.11/15/0111/15/01J. Paluzzi et al.7
2001-017BAAsh-throated Flycatcher118 Revere Street, Gloucester, Essex Co.12/16/0112/22/01Ron Lockwood et al.7
2003-029AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Fells Reservoir, off Woodland Road, in Stoneham section of MIddlesex Fells, Stoneham, Middlesex Co.11/7/0311/16/03D. Jewell, Marj. Rines (dtls)9
2004-030AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Essex Co.11/26/0412/19/04T. Burke et al.10
2005-022AAsh-throated Flycatcher1World's End, Hingham, Plymouth Co.5/20/055/20/05G. d'Entremont, D. Brown10
2005-037AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Parker River NWR, Essex Co.11/6/0511/14/05Curtis Marantz*, P. Brown (ph)11
2006-057AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Leonard St., Annisquam, Essex Co.12/9/0612/19/06F. Bouchard, J. Barber (ph)12
2007-052AAsh-throated Flycatcher133 Acton St., Carlisle, Middlesex Co.11/8/0711/28/07Schaeffer, Marshall Iliff †, many photos13
2011-027AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Winthrop Greenway, Winthrop, Suffolk Co.10/11/1110/12/11P. Peterson*, Ryan Schain (ph), Matt Garvey (v)16
2011-075AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Cuttyhunk Island, Dukes Co.10/16/1110/16/11M. Sylvia* (ph)18
2011-076AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Park, Salisbury, Essex Co.10/28/1111/4/11J. Fenton (ph), m. ob.18
2011-077AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Fort Hill, Eastham, Barnstable Co.11/11/1112/30/11Jeremiah Trimble (ph) et al.17
2011-078AAsh-throated Flycatcher1King Farm, South Dartmouth, Bristol Co.11/28/111/2/12Alice Morgan, Geoff Dennis18
2012-092AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Park, Salisbury, Essex Co.12/16/1212/22/12B. Volkle*, M. Goetchkes (ph)17
2012-146AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Squaw Rock Park, Squantum, Norfolk Co.11/3/1211/5/12M. McWade*, ph. L. Waters, ph. Ryan Doherty, ph. Marshall Iliff, ph. V. Zollo, m. ob.18
2015-044AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Squam Farm, Nantucket, Nantucket Co.11/25/1511/28/15ph. G. Andrews*20
2015-057AAsh-throated Flycatcher2Ware Field/Lane's Farm, Rockport, Essex Co.12/4/1512/26/15ph. S. Williams*20
2015-058AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Manomet Center for Conservation Biology, Manomet, Plymouth Co.12/10/151/4/16ph. B. Harrington20
2015-059AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Danehy Park, Cambridge, Suffolk Co.12/28/151/6/16ph. Jason Forbes20
2017-083NAAsh-throated Flycatcher1Turkey Hill, Cohasset, Norfolk Co.12/8/1712/8/17Sally Avery†* (ph)22
2017-113AAsh-throated Flycatcher1North Shore Community Gardens, Essex Co.10/23/1710/28/17Suzanne Sullivan* (ph)22
2017-114AAsh-throated Flycatcher1High Head, Truro, Barnstable Co.11/27/1712/3/17Sue Finnegan* (ph.)22
2017-115AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, Middlesex Co.11/26/1712/2/17Pam Sowizral* (ph.)22
2017-116AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Great Neck Road, Wareham, Plymouth Co.12/11/1712/11/17Nate Marchessault* (ph)22
2019-115AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Parker River NWR, Plum Island, Essex Co.11/12/1911/13/19Marjorie Watson* (ph), Margaret Viens* (ph)24
2019-150AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, Essex Co.11/15/1911/16/19John Keeley* (ph)24
2020-104AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, Essex Co.11/8/2011/8/20John Keeley*, Suzanne Sullivan* (ph)25
2020-105AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Orleans, Barnstable Co.12/20/2012/20/20Luke Seitz* (ph), Jeremiah Trimble* (ph)25
2021-002AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Savary Ave, Sagamore Beach, Barnstable Co.1/10/211/25/21Rob Timberlake*, Susan Finnegan (ph)25


Ash-throated Flycatchers are annual fall vagrants/migrants along the east coast. Massachusetts has over two dozen records, nearly all in the October to December timeframe. The Committee also has several records of multiple birds (!) from the big 2011 irruption. There is the possibility that at least 3 separate Ash-throated Flycatchers spent time on Plum Island during October of 2011.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Photo by Ryan Schain

Separating Ash-throated from other Myiarchus (Great Crested, Dusky-capped, Brown-crested, La Sagra’s and Nutting’s Flycatchers) can present a difficult identification challenge.

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