The only thrasher east of Texas, you are likely to hear the Brown Thrasher’s exuberant call before you see them.   You will often find them in and around the vine covered areas of the Sanctuary.  The Brown Thrasher is fairly large for a song bird, with a long legs and tail and a slightly down-turned but long bill.  These foxy brown, black streaked birds with yellow eyes, white wing tips and up-turned tail are noted for their loud, complex phrased songs which are usually sung twice and often copied from other birds.