Common Crossbill, Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Loxia
Species: curvirostra

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Traverse City, Michigan
Shelton, Washington
Sundance, Wyoming

Members' Notes:

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On Feb 26, 2009, serafyn from Shelton, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

These are very cool birds. I love watching them eat at the bird feeder with their crossed bills.

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On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

The year the upper reninsula of Michigan had the large forest fire, we had whole flocks of them come to our yard looking for food. We still get a few every winter since the pine forests have not yet grown back. We don't have stone pine locally but they seem happy with sunflower/ safflour seed and tearing apart any pine cone they find.;-)