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Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
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Cedar Waxwing found berry at
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, TX
Cedar Waxwing like to pick the cones of the Eastern Red-cedar, so bird watching people gave this bird its common name.
Cedar Waxwing pairs remain together the whole year,
Cedar Waxwing do migrate!
Cedar Waxwing Habitats:
Oak, cherry, pinr open lands
Regions of Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing eating berry at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, TX
Habitat: Trees along wooded areas, or "open" forests, shrub-lands with berry sources and water. Waxwings like running water, love to bathe, often seen using urban a birdbath.
Cedar Waxwing eat mostly insects and fruit, juniper berries, ivy berries year round.
Loose open cup built with grass and twigs
Female weaves twigs, grasses, cattail down, blossoms, string, horsehair, and similar materials into a bulky cup 5 to 3 inches.
Clutch Size: 2–6 eggs
Number of Broods
Incubation Period: 12–16 days
Nestling Period: 14–18 days
Egg Description: bluish grey with irregular, dark brown spots
Condition at Hatching: Naked and helpless, eyes closed
Cedar Waxwing looking for food at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, TX
Nest Placement: Tree
Typically fairly low (6-14 feet high) in an oak, pinyon pine, or other tree or shrub. Nests are often well hidden amid foliage, vines, and mistletoe.
Cedar Waxwing's high pitch calls sound like sree, sree
Birders know Cedar Waxwing over 8 years old.
Cedar Waxwing looking for berries in TX
Cedar Waxwing looking where food can be hidden
What can YOU do to help birds?
You can cut down on your pesticide use. Pesticides harm every living being, small ones faster... Remember the days when Bald Eagles couldn't breed anymore because of the pesticide DDT?
Humans often get sick too while coming in contact with pesticides.
Humans have changed the environment for all birds, so birds need our help to survive!
A) to survive all the threats:
B) industrial agriculture
C) toxic chemicals
E) urban sprawl
F) more violent weather
HELP: Every person can make a difference!
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What else can you do?
Become a member of Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation and help us to protect birds!
You will get free advice and information. Membership starts at $1 (one) a month.
Cedar Waxwing eat wild fruits, berries, and weed seeds!
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Think about how wonderful our Earth was created...Live in Harmony with Nature + learn to understand Nature!
Mother Nature has a great plan - humans just have learned a few bits of it.
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