IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
The Swainson's Thrush is distinguished from the other spotted thrushes by its obvious eyering and buffy face.
Song flute-like, spiraling upward. Call a sharp "whit;" also a hollow "peep." Nocturnal flight call a "peep" similar to a single note from a spring peeper frog.
Flight calls offer clues to a Swainson’s Thrush migration route: Story in BirdScope.