Western Tanager Piranga ludovicianus (Wilson, 1811)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: WETA.

Status:

A rare vagrant to Maryland that can turn up in fall, winter, or spring. Maryland has about 12 records to date.

Relationships:

Favors berries. Maryland records have been noted taking fruit from English Ivy and Bradford Pear, among others.

There are 19 records in the project database.

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A Western Tanager in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/30/2013). Found by Jen and Bob Elmer during the Ocean City CBC on 12/28. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/30/2013). Found by Jen and Bob Elmer during the Ocean City CBC on 12/28. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/29/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/12/2012). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Denton, Caroline Co., Maryland (1/7/2015). First record for Caroline Co. Photo by Mary Ann Jeffrey. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/2/2017). First county record found by Mikey Lutmerding. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in flight over Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/15/2014). Found by Dave Czaplak and Mark Hoffman. About the 10th record for Maryland and the first documented for Assateague Island. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Western Tanager in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/25/2002). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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