a few other locations. I have seen a Spotted Towhee only once in Minnesota. In Aberdeen, in northeastern South Dakota, I banded both species, but caught Spotted Towhees most often.
Their winter ranges overlap widely in eastern Texas. This overlap explains why Erika and I saw this Eastern Towhee on 17 March 2016 at the Ray Roberts Lake State Park near Denton, Texas. But, on 15 February 2014 we listed a Spotted Towhee at the same location.