How to Attract Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
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 America’s most beautiful birds, the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak prefers to breed in deciduous woodlands where its diet consists of a combination of insects, seeds, and fruits. All three dietary components can be promoted on your property. In addition to the seeds it finds in the wild, like Maple and Elm, the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak will eat Black-Oil Sunflower at bird feeders. In terms of berries, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak like Wild Blackberry, American Elderberry and Wild Cherry. When it comes to nesting, the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak favors Maple, Birch, and Hemlock trees. The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak will use a birdbath.
Male: black upperparts, white underparts, rose-colored patch on breast, white patches on wings
Female: brown upperparts with white streaking, white underparts with brown streaking.
Mature Deciduous Forest - often near water source
Winter in South America
Wild sources of fruit (especially during fall migration)
Wild sources of seed
Will visit feeders – favor Black-Oil Sunflower Seed
Evergreen or deciduous tree, shrub, or sapling
Tops Ways to Attract Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
American Elderberry (Nesting, Fruit) Arrowwood (Fruit) Aspen (Buds) Eastern Hemlock (Nesting) Elm (Seeds) Hickory (Nut) Hornbeam (Nesting) Maple (Nesting, Seeds, Insects) Oak (Insects, Nesting) Red Mulberry (Fruit) Serviceberry (Fruit) Wild Cherry (Fruit)