Cedar Waxwing Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Scientific Name:  Bombycilla cedrorum

Photo by Jason Quinn
Photo by Mike’s Birds


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Cedar Waxwings live in deciduous forests, along streams, and in backyards with native plants that bear small fruits such as dogwoods, cascara, and service berry. They love to eat small fruits.   In the summer they also eat dragonflies, stone flies and mayflies or bugs off of leaves. 

For more information about, and, photos, videos, and sound recordings of Cedar Waxwings go to Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Website. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cedar_Waxwing

Also visit the Audubon Society’s on-line field guide that includes the impact of Climate Change on Cedar Waxwings. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/cedar-waxwing