Bohemians on the move!

Bohemian Waxwings are on the move this winter! A poor berry crop in their northern range may be driving them outside of their usual winter haunts. Flocks have been seen around southern Lake Michigan and individuals have been reported in many northeastern states in the U.S. The birds have also been reported in the Netherlands, where they rarely make an appearance.

Bohemian Waxwings aren't the only northern birds showing up further south this winter. Evening Grosbeaks, crossbills, Red-breasted Nuthatches, redpolls and other finch species are irrupting all over. Have you had any special winter visiters at your feeders so far this season? The Bohemian Waxwing was added to Birdorable on November 13, 2012. If you love these beautiful birds, be sure to check out our fun and cute Bohemian Waxwing t-shirts and gifts!

Comments

WILLETTA S CARPENTER on January 4, 2022 at 7:25 PM wrote:
we have had tons of Blue birds and ceder wax wings this winter but in the past only stay a few days. But this year since Thanksgiving they come every day with Blue birds and it now Jan4th and still come to the heated bird bath. What a great time we are having. We have a huge yard but no fruit type trees here. But the calling cards they leave has lots of berrys. We have lived here 45 years and never have we seen so many blue birds and wax wings. What could be different this year?? We are so blessed!

Leave a comment

Comments with links or HTML will be deleted. Your comment will be published pending approval.
Your email address will not be published
You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information on how to unsubscribe, our privacy practices, and how we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy. By clicking submit below, you consent to allow Birdorable to store and process the personal information submitted above to provide you the content requested.

2013 Bonanza Bird #15: Buff-bellied Hummingbird

A little jewel joins Birdorable today! Today's Bonanza bird is the Buff-bellied Hummingbird, bringing our total number of hummers to five. Buff-bellied Hummingbirds breed in eastern parts of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula. Their northernmost breeding range extends into the...

2014 Bonanza Bird #4: White-faced Ibis

The fourth bird in our 2014 Bonanza is a North American wader with a curved bill. It's the White-faced Ibis! The White-faced Ibis is one of three ibis species found regularly in the...

Cape Coral Florida's Feathered Ambassador: Celebrating the Official City Bird

Many countries have an official national bird. For example, the national bird of Belgium is the Common Kestrel, and the national bird of Israel is the Hoopoe. All U.S. states also have official birds. But did you know that there are even some cities that have their own official bird?

2015 Bonanza Bird #2: Kagu

Today our Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition continues with an unusual heron-like bird endemic to New Caledonia: the Kagu. The Kagu is a flightless bird with a pearly-grey plumage and bright orange legs and bill. The eyes are dark red. Kagus have a...