Cedar Waxwings are sleek, masked birds with unusual red, waxy deposits at the tips of their secondary feathers. They are cinnamon-colored, with grayish wings and tails and yellow terminal tail-bands. They have distinctive crested heads, black throats, and black masks lined with white. Their bellies have a yellowish tinge, and their undertail coverts are white. Juveniles are mottled gray-brown, and have black masks and yellow tail-bands. The red feather-tips increase in number and size as the birds age. The only bird in Washington that could be confused with a Cedar Waxwing is a Bohemian Waxwing. Bohemians are larger and grayer than Cedars, without the yellow tinge underneath. They have rufous undertail coverts and white-and-yellow wing markings that Cedar Waxwings lack.
First Sighting of Year
|Saturday, February 21, 2015||66 Pleasant St Woodstock VT United States|
|Sunday, February 14, 2016||249€“273 Island Dr Rowley MA United States|
|Saturday, January 21, 2017||136€“198 Borland Hill Rd Nobleboro ME United States|
|Thursday, January 25, 2018||21€“107 S Dyer Neck Rd Newcastle ME United States|