Indigo Bunting

by Alexis Hayes
(Markham, Ontario, Canada)

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

If I had a bucket list for birds I'd love to see and photograph, two of those birds would be the Scarlet Tanager and the Indigo Bunting.


Last week while walking through Rouge Park Woodlands in Scarborough I finally saw and photographed my first Indigo Bunting.

Although common to the area it's only 5 1/2 inches long and usually stays well hidden in vines, shrubs and thickets.

It was his warble that made me aware of where he was.

Beautiful picture, thank you so much for sending this to us, our readers will love it!

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Jun 25, 2017
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Indigo Bunting
by: Anonymous

June 25, 2017 - I believe that I just saw one of these in my feeder in Lefroy (Innisfil) Ontario. I am so thrilled. Never expected to ever see one here.

Nov 19, 2016
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Indigo Bunting
by: Alexis

Thanks for that info about High Park and lovely story.

Nov 13, 2016
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Indigo Bunting in High Park
by: Anonymous

I think I've seen this bird in High Park (Bloor/Keele) There is a clearing in the woods a lovely man named Ben started. He has since passed away but the area is still maintained. He put bird feeders out, knew all the birds and what time of day they'd come to feed. Worth your while to take a trip there.

Jan 16, 2015
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Indigo Bunting
by: Alexis

I wish I could help you there Gerry. I do know that birds return to the same place each year. It's just a matter of being in the right spot at the right time to see them. I go every year numerous times to this same spot I took this photo. Some years I see them others I don't, but I know they're there as I can hear them. Keep looking and good luck.


Jan 13, 2015
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Bunting
by: Gerry Richardson

A beautiful bird. I shot one at Ojibway 1n 2013. I have not seen one since. Where is the best place and when are they most active?
Regards Gerry

May 27, 2012
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Indigo Bunting
by: Alexis

Thanks for your comments and I'm glad my photo helped you in identifying this bird.

Lucky you to see them so often.

This was the first time I have seen one.

May 24, 2012
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blue coloured dird
by: n0va59

Wow thanks...lol I see this bird quite frequently (well I have seen him at least 3 times this year) and now I know what he is...lol...thanks for the pic and the info :)

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