My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Cardinals, Saltators, and Grosbeaks


Cardinals, Saltators, and Grosbeaks

Order: Passeriformes Family: Cardinalidae
The Cardinals are a family of passerine birds that are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinct plumages.

Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea

Dickcissel, Spiza americana

Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea

Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis

Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus

Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea

Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra

Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana

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