Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea


Conservation Status

  • Indigo buntings migrate at night, using the stars to find their way. 
  • The species becomes confused if it can’t see stars during migration in the Spring and Fall. 
  • This bird is most often seen between April and October and prefers semi-open habitats like brushy farm fields and forest edges. 
  • The clearing of forests for farmland has enabled indigo bunting populations to grow since Europeans first arrived on the continent.