Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum


Conservation Status

  • Cedar waxings feed on berries throughout the year. They flock to cedars, hackberries, winterberry, serviceberry, and many others trees and shrubs. Like other birds, insects are an especially important part of their diet during the breeding season, when they are raising their young. 
  • Groups of waxwings make high-frequency “sree” calls, often in flight. Without a pair of binoculars, it can be easier to identify them by sound than sight. 
  • During the mating season, male cedar waxwings perform a hopping dance for females. If females are impressed, they’ll hop too. 
  • During courtship, pairs of Cedar Waxwing pass berries, flowers, and insects back and forth to one another.