Ash-throated Flycatcher Records

Ash-throated Flycatchers are southwestern relatives of our breeding Great Crested Flycatchers. They show up regularly in the Northeastern US in the late fall. Any flycatcher seen after October should be carefully inspected because the probability of it being a rarity increases as the season goes on.

A. 11/26/1997 – Williams Twp, NORTHAMPTON 1st PA Record
B. 12/29/2000 – Safe Harbor, LANCASTER 2nd PA record
C. 12/27/2006 – Lititz, LANCASTER
D. 11/20/2009 – Mount Gretna, LEBANON
E. 1/4/2012 – Newville, CUMBERLAND

545-01-2012 Ash-throated Flycatcher

Vern Gauthier spotted this Ash-throated Flycatcher as he was walking up the steps to his house, when it flew out of a bush and perch on a nearby wire. Several birders were able to refind it and Dale Gearhart took the photos below.

This is the 5th record for Pennsylvania and the 1st for Cumberland County.

Species: Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Date of Sighting:  4 January 2012 to 5 January 2012
County : CUMBERLAND     Location : NEWVILLE
Observer(s): Vern Gauthier et al.
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Vern Gauthier, Dale Gearhart
Written Description:  Yes     Photo: Yes         Specimen: No         Recording: No

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

545-01-2009 Ash-throated Flycatcher

This bird was found by Mandy Pennypacker, Bob Snyder, Randy Miller, and Sid Hostetter during a Mount Gretna Bird Club walk. It was seen from November 20th to the 28th and represents the 1st record for Lebanon County and only the 4th record for Pennsylvania!

Ash-throated Flycatcher — near Mount Gretna, Lebanon County; November 21, 2009. Photo by Drew Weber.

Note the tail pattern on the bird, which matches Ash-throated.

Ash-throated Flycatcher — near Mount Gretna, Lebanon County; November 22, 2009. Photos by Larry Usselman.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

545-01-2006 Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher — Lititz, Lancaster County; December 27, 2006.

This was the 2nd record for Lancaster County and only the 3rd for Pennsylvania. The previous Lancaster County record was in Safe Harbor on December 28, 2000.

Photo by Frank Haas.

Photo by Frank Haas.

Photo by Frank Haas.

Photo by Frank Haas.

Photo by Frank Haas.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

545-01-2000 Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher — Safe Harbor, Lancaster County; December 29, 2000. 

This record was only the 2nd Ash-throated Flycatcher found in Pennsylvania and a first for Lancaster County.

Photo by Rick Wiltraut.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

545-01-1997 Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher — Koch farm, Williams Township, Northampton County; November 26, 1997. 

This bird was found by Arlene Koch. It was present at the Koch property from November 24th to December 16th. These photos show the whitish throat, white wingbars, and the rufous edges on the wings. This bird represents the 1st record for both Northampton County and Pennsylvania!

Photos by Frank Haas.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed