IUCN Redlist: Least Concern
Location: Lake Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico
Time: 1930 CST November 15, 2011
The northern waterthrush has a very similar congener, the Louisiana waterthrush, P. motacilla. I've identified this as P. noveboracensis by it's less robust beak, its eyestripe which is not bright white, and the degree of streaking on the neck. This site shows the two species side by side for comparison.