Hammond’s Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher

Photo by Nick Dorian

7 records

MARC numberDecisionSpecies#LocationArrivalDepartureObserversNotesReport
1987-006AHammond's Flycatcher1Service Dr., Wellesley, Middlesex Co.12/19/8712/29/87Kenneth Winkler*22
2003-025AHammond's Flycatcher1Tuckernuck Island, Nantucket Co.11/1/0311/1/03Richard R. Veit8
2016-003AHammond's Flycatcher1Egypt Lane, Fairhaven, Bristol Co.1/1/161/2/16v. Matt Garvey, ph. au. Marshall Iliff, ph. Jeremiah Trimble, ph. D. Zimberlin*20
2016-044AHammond's Flycatcher1The Fells, Medford, Middlesex Co.11/7/1611/13/16Renee LaFontaine*22
2017-075AHammond's Flycatcher1Hanscom Farm, Concord, Middlesex Co.11/11/1711/11/17Jason Forbes†* (ph)22
2017-076AHammond's Flycatcher1Tufts University, Medford, Middlesex Co.11/29/1712/3/17Nick Dorian†* (ph)22
2020-001AHammond's Flycatcher1Presbury-Norton Preserve, West Tisbury, Dukes Co.1/8/201/8/20Antone Lima* (ph)24


Hammond’s Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) discovered by Dan Zimberlin at Egypt Lane Ponds in Fairhaven, Bristol on 1 January 2016. This represented the first Bristol county record and only the third record for the state (ph. J. Trimble on 2 January 2016)

The fourth record of Hammond’s Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (*pending MARC review), seen here, was discovered at Middlesex Fells, Medford, Middlesex County on 7 November 2016 by Renee LaFontaine.

Hammond’s Flycatcher has occurred in Massachusetts on three occasions including a bird that is currently being seen in Medford, a first record for Middlesex County. This species very irregularly strays into the northeastern United States and has been recorded as far north and east as southern Nova Scotia. There are also records for Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

Records without review:

1. December 19-29, 1988, Wellesley, Norfolk
2. November 7-present 2016, Medford, Middlesex

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