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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbirds breed from southern Canada to New Mexico, the Gulf states and in Bermuda.  In the winter, most of these birds migrate to the southeastern United States, Panama, and the West Indies.  Migration usually occurs from mid-April through mid-May and again in the fall from mid-September through late October.

In Florida, the Gray Catbird is a rare breeder across the northern part of the state.  The BBA I map shows that this species nests fairly regularly across the northern tier of counties, especially in the northeast.  Scattered nests occurred as far south as Sarasota and Highlands counties.