Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing is a bird that can be found throughout North America. During the summer, they can be found in the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska and during the winter they can be found as far south as Columbia. There is a belt through the Northern United States where they can be found year-round. They are frugivores which means they exclusively eat fruit. This means that while they might be present in residential areas, many amateur birders struggle to spot them because they aren’t attracted to typical bird feeders.  Their name comes from the fact that they have a particular fondness for the berries of cedar trees which will produce fruit in the middle of winter.  If an amateur birder really wants to attract Cedar Waxwings to their yard, they need to plant a good variety of plants that produce fruits.

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