Scarlet Tanager arrives from April 25th (1895, earliest) to the
30th, sometimes not until the last days of the first week in
May. Nesting begins in early June, and after the
postnuptial moult, when the young are on the wing, the birds
leave for the south. The migrating period occupies nearly
all of September. By the first of October all have left.
Tanagers are woods-loving birds and are always found in the
neighborhood of timber.
species has a general distribution over the county and breeds in
the timbered bottoms as well as in the woods of the high country
near the edges of the prairie regions.
common in Swope Park and the upper Blue Valley and breeds at
several points in the southern suburbs.