The Backshore Bird Blog

March Bird Blog: Tanagers

Male Western Tanager Photo © Sam Wainright Tanager Tidbits: North America supports three (Scarlet, Summer, and Western Tanagers) of the 235 species of tanagers found worldwide. New molecular evidence suggests that these three tanager species of the Genus Piranga are related to the cardinal family (2). Even though the Backshore teams with our winter sea ducks, loons, cormorants, gulls, guillemots and more, Female Red Breasted Merganser Male Bufflehead Male Black Scoter Male Barrow's Goldeneye Male arlequin Ducks Black Ducks (a couple?) Herring Gull Ring-billed Gull (All of the above Photos © Michael LaCombe) - we go inland, not once but twice to see

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