BIRDS OF CEDAR CREEK

Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order PASSERIFORMES: Passerines

Family EMBERIZIDAE: Wood Warblers, Tanagers, Blackbirds, etc.

Subfamily THRAUPINAE: Tanagers

Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea [SR -, c, c-a, c *** n b]
 Scarlet Tanagers are a common and conspicuous breeding species at Cedar Creek, especially in the oak woods. Tanager numbers at Cedar Creek appear to have increased in the 1980's, a surprising development given the habitat destruction on their Latin American wintering grounds. At Cedar Creek tanagers generally nest in oaks near an opening in the tree canopy. They are frequently victimized by cowbirds.

Steve Maslowski, USFWS
Western Tanager, P. ludoviciana [M -, -, -, r O]
 A male Western Tanager in breeding plumage was reported near Cedar Bog Lake on August 8, 1989.

Gary Kramer, USFWS