How to Attract Cedar Waxwing

How to Attract Cedar Waxwing

BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY. 

Description: One of the most magnificent of all North American birds, the key to attracting Cedar Waxwings is simple – GROW FRUIT & BERRIES. Without fruit-producing tress/shrubs attracting a Cedar Waxwing (which eats berries year-round) can be quite difficult. Some Cedar Waxwing favorites include: Eastern Red Cedar, Hawthorn, Crabapple, Flowering Dogwood, Wild Cherry, Winterberry, Serviceberry, and Elderberry – among many more. Waxwings also enjoy water for both drinking and bathing; they are often found near rivers, ponds, and streams but something as small as a birdbath can increase your odds. In summer (while breeding), Cedar Waxwing will supplement their berry-rich diet with some insects.

Overview

Identification:

  • Medium-sized bird

  • Black mask and beak, light brown head and breast, bland yellow on belly, gray wings and tail – wings have red tips, tail has yellow tip

Habitat:

  • Open Woodlands

  • Often Found near Water

  • Nomadic in search for Fruit/Berries

Eating Habits:

  • Fruit/Berries year round

  • In Summer will eat flying insects

Nesting:

  • Deciduous or Evergreen Trees

Top Ways to Attract Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Red Cedar     Serviceberry     Wild Cherry     Hawthorn     Birdbath

Trees & Shrubs that Attract Cedar Waxwing

American Elderberry (Fruit)     American Holly (Fruit)     American Mountain Ash (Fruit)     Arrowwood (Fruit)     Blackgum (Fruit)     Common Juniper (Fruit) Crabapple (Fruit)     Flowering Dogwood (Fruit)     Eastern Red Cedar (Fruit)     Eastern White Pine (Nesting)      Hackberry (Fruit)     Hawthorn (Fruit)                Northern Bayberry (Fruit)      Red Mulberry (Fruit)      Red-Twig Dogwood (Fruit)     Serviceberry (Fruit)     Wild Blackberry (Fruit)      Wild Cherry (Fruit)     Winterberry (Fruit)

Flowers & Vines that Attract Cedar Waxwing

Pokeweed (Fruit)     Trumpet Honeysuckle (Fruit)     Wild Blueberry (Fruit)     Wild Grape (Fruit)

Attracting Cedar Waxwing with a Bird Feeder

Feeder Type:    Fruit Feeder

Feed:    Fruit