|Eastern towhee giving me the red eye.|
|"... and don't forget to floss."|
On the other hand they are quite talkative and you are more likely to hear one before you can find it in the bush. Their call is one that even I can remember, the famous "Drink-your-tea" heard here. Flitting around in the brush, they communicate with a shorter nasal "shewink" call.
Managing a woodland or tree farm for wildlife requires promoting diverse habitat. An example of the effect land management can have on a species is in this Wikipedia quote. "In a southern Missouri oak-hickory forest, eastern towhees were not present before clear cutting or in the nearby uncut forest after cutting, but occurred at a mean density of 9.3 birds/24 acres in a 3-year-old clearcut." This doesn't mean we should clearcut, but it is important to maintain disturbed areas and edges for some species to thrive.
|"It won't show in the snow."|
There are extensive studies on every aspect of the eastern towhee's life, many of which are summarized in this long entry in Wikipedia.