Summer Tanager

Ardea herodias


Conservation Status

  • Summer tanagers are beautiful red birds that can be seen infrequently from April through October. The species is especially fond of oaks. 
  • This bird, on rare occasions, has crossed the Atlantic and been seen in Europe. 
  • The nests of summer tanagers are so thin, that eggs can be seen through their threadbare walls. 
  • Summer tanagers eat bees and wasps. After catching the insects, they rub the insects against tree bark to remove their stingers.