Length: 6.5 - 8"
Habitat: Open woodlands, forest edges, streamsides, orchards, old fields, farmlands, residential areas. Berry bushes or fruit trees are a habitat requirement.
Diet: Many different wild fruits and berries, including cherries, juniper fruit, dogwood fruit, blackberries, viburnum fruit. Insects such as cankerworms, caterpillars, beetles, and ants. Tree sap and some flower petals.
Cedar Waxwing at Nest
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(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Breeding Bird Survey Map,
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Cedar Waxwing is a year-round resident in most of New England.
Range Maps from Cornell
Cedar Waxwing breeding, year-round, and nonbreeding range.
Includes separate map of sightings.
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS