Category Archives: Tanagers

Muted Migration

This has been the strangest spring migration season I can remember. The birds were backed up to the south of us for weeks because of wave after wave of storms from the north. Eventually some birds decided to punch through … Continue reading

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Feathered Friends: Summer Tanager

There are always a few birds that wander off their normal spring migration pattern and cause a stir among local birders. This spring our wanderer was a Summer Tanager. This bird was especially cooperative. It hung out in some trees … Continue reading

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The Best Birding Day Ever

For weeks I’ve been waiting for the warblers and tanagers to show up, but the oak trees have been empty. Meanwhile family and friends have reported seeing migrating birds they never get in their yards like Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings … Continue reading

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Birdlistening

Sometimes you can be more successful birdwatching with your ears than your eyes. Many birds are very shy about visiting a feeder or birdbath, but if you’re familiar with the sounds they make, it’s easier to spot them. Other birds … Continue reading

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