How to Attract Brown Thrasher
BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
Description: A relatively large, distinct-looking bird strongly associated with dense brush and shrubby habitat. The Brown Thrasher is a versatile eater, they will eat ground-dwelling insects (often found beneath dead leaves), wild nuts/seeds, and wild fruit. The Brown Thrasher may visit ground-style bird feeders (or bird feed sprinkled on the ground). Through the best way to attract this bird is simply to promote dense/brushy vegetation along the corners of your property.
Brown upperparts, white underparts with heavy black streaking, long legs, long tail, dark beak, yellow eyes
Dense Shrubs, Thickets, Brush
Edges of Overgrown Fields, Open Woodlands
Ground Dwelling Insects, often found while foraging beneath leaves.
Fruit, such as: Pokeberry, Elderberry
On or near the ground – often in thickets or low in tree
Top Ways to Attract Brown Thrasher
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Brown Thrasher
American Holly (Nesting) American Elderberry (Fruit) American Mountain Ash (Fruit) Blackgum (Fruit) Common Juniper (Fruit) Eastern Red Cedar (Fruit) Eastern White Pine (Seeds) Flowering Dogwood (Fruit) Hackberry (Fruit) Hawthorn (Nesting, Fruit) Oak (Acorn) Red Mulberry (Fruit) Red-Twig Dogwood (Fruit) Sassafras (Fruit) Serviceberry (Fruit) Wild Blackberry (Nesting, Fruit) Wild Cherry (Fruit)