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Gainesville, FL 32605
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CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 28
Summer Tanagers are back for breeding season
The Summer Tanager is Florida's "other redbird." Unlike the Northern Cardinal, Summer Tanagers are a long distance migrant. A few remain in the peninsula throughout the winter but the vast majority migrate as far south as Ecuador. Summer Tanagers do frequent feeders, usually for Bark Butter or other high quality suet products. They are also very fond of live and roasted mealworms but they are not nearly as common at feeders as the Northern Cardinal, our more familiar "redbird."
Summer Tanagers might be best identified by ear. Use this link - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Summer_Tanager/sounds - to familiarize yourself with their songs and their call. The song is most commonly heard early in the breeding season. Once pair bonds are solidly formed, eggs, laid, and brooding is underway the call becomes the most frequently heard vocalization.