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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Cedar Waxwings spend their summers in Canada and the upper half of the United States.  Most of the birds in Canada will migrate south during the winter months, while many of this species in the upper United States will remain as year-round residents.  Migrating birds will winter in the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America south to Panama.

In Florida, Cedar Waxwings are winter visitors.  They typically arrive in October or early November and return north in April or May.  They are more common in the northern part of the state, becoming progressively less numerous the farther south one goes.  They are quite rare in the Keys.