Rose Breasted Grosbeak

by Kristina
(Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Rose Breasted Grosbeak - This bird has such striking colours! We've lived here for a year and this is the first time we've seen this bird. There were two at the feeder at the same time!

Is this bird native to southern Ontario, or is this yet another sign of global warming?

Sorry, no picture. Both cameras were dead...

Hello Kristina - Southern Ontario is part of the breeding range of this bird, although they spend their winters in Central America and the Caribbean.

I found a picture and a short YouTube video of this bird.




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May 15, 2018
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Red-Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Just had one at my feeders for the first time in Brantford. What a pretty bird. Such a treat!!

May 12, 2018
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Grosbeak in Mulmur
by: Anonymous

Mulmur, Ontario (north of Orangeville). We had a Rose Breasted Grosbeak visit us this morning. He was sitting quietly on a bare ginko tree branch while I sipped my coffee. I'm hoping he has a mate somewhere nearby and will stick around.

May 11, 2018
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From: Brampton, ON
by: Myrtle

Was totally shocked to see this beautiful bird on my tree outside my living room window. Lived in Brampton for 40 years and this is the first time seeing one. I have a feeder on my window, he seemed kind of timid at first, but finally landed on the top of it and chose to eat the seeds on the ground, eventually another male came by. Their beauty is unbelievable. What a gift we were given.... it's going to be a beautiful summer.

May 11, 2018
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Have two Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at my birdfeeder in Muskoka
by: Mary Ann

First time we have seen these birds in our backyard.

May 09, 2018
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Woodstock Ontario
by: Cindy

We had a beautiful Rose-breasted Grosbeak in our feeder this morning. They sing a lovely song too!

May 08, 2018
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

First time I have seen one. Came to our feeder at lunch time today. Newbury, Ontario

May 05, 2018
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Just saw one at my feeder.
by: Anonymous

I just observed one at my feeder in Cambridge.

May 03, 2018
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Spotted in Carrying Place, ON. :)
by: Anonymous

Had one on my feeder today! He was so beautiful! He left and came back after I filled my feeder! I hope to see him again. :)

Apr 29, 2018
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Hamilton, Ontario Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: LM Leaist

First Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder this morning at it isn't even May yet .... so excited!!

Jul 28, 2017
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First Sighting
by: Anonymous

Red breasted Grosbeak just landed at our feeder. North Etobicoke.

Jul 06, 2017
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Why follow the Oriole
by: Anonymous

Feversham, Ontario - Have one come in occasionally following a female Baltimore Oriole to its feeder.
Only time I see it is like this. Why is it following the Oriole?

Jul 01, 2017
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July 1, 2017
by: Anonymous

I had a pair of these at my feeder this morning. First time for me. I hope they come back.

Jun 26, 2017
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Barrie's Lake North Dumfries Ontario
by: Anonymous

We have been here for decades but today was our first sighting of this beautiful bird.

May 25, 2017
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Sighting in Kingsville, Ontario
by: Anonymous

We spotted at one of our feeders on May 18 2017, first one seen

May 22, 2017
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Northwestern Ontario
by: Anonymous

We have 4 of them at our feeder today. They stop by for a couple of days every year. We are just outside of Fort Frances, Ontario.

May 21, 2017
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Grosbeak
by: mous

We have one in Haliburton, Ontario. Safari.

May 20, 2017
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Rose breasted Grosbeck
by: Ursula

Like so many comments before, we have lived on our rural property for 17 years and saw the male at our feeder (small sunflower & safflower) for the first time this morning. His triangular red bib is so striking! Plumage is quite striking. We live in the Village of Appleton, west of Ottawa.

May 14, 2017
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Sighting
by: Anonymous

I saw 2 today at our backyard feeders, Iroquois, (Eastern Ontario).

May 14, 2017
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Red Breast Grosbeak
by: Judy

I am in Brighton, Ontario, I have been seeing a pair of theses birds regular daily for two years now at my feeder , I am so happy to know the name of them...

May 14, 2017
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Debbie

I've never seen such a stunning color contrast as this bird has! My first time seeing one today on my bird feeder, I hope I see more of them this summer. I'm in Brechin by lake Simcoe and have an extensive forest with lots of bird life.

May 14, 2017
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4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
by: Mary Oakley

Hello - I have 4 Rose Breasted at my feeders. What a Beautiful Bird indeed! I tell them apart by their marking. This is the first time I have seen them in Gilmour, Ontario, Canada. I did not see any last year and am so Happy they came this year. They have been here for a month and are eating very well. What a great bird. They seem to be loners and do like to eat alone or I should say the other birds were unsure of them, but everyone is getting along now and eat together and come in one at a time. I have feeders outside my front room window and watch them every day What a WONDER IT IS TO SEE !!!

May 13, 2017
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rose breasted grosbeak
by: christine

We have 4 feeding on our deck in Barrie, Ontario.

May 13, 2017
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First Time I've seen one in Wasaga Beach
by: Anonymous

A very pretty bird who has found our black oil sunflower feeder. Really pretty bird.

May 13, 2017
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Rose breasted grosbeak
by: Anonymous

First time we have seen these beautiful birds. Two have been at our feeder all week now in May here in south Burlington, Ontario.

May 11, 2017
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First rose crested grossbeak
by: Anonymous Sam Carson

We have lived here 24 years in our home in London, Ontario. This is our first Grossbeak. Such vivid red (sort of like an upside down slingshot) on its chest, deep black head and yellow beak. For sure a juvenile. Hope to see more!

May 11, 2017
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What a beautiful surprise!
by: Lynsey

We have been feeding birds here in Stoney Creek, Ontario for two years. Today I saw one of these stunning birds for the first time, trying to eat from a tube feeder we have set up for the finches. What a gorgeous bird, not just when it's sitting, but also when it's flying! I hope it keeps coming back.

May 10, 2017
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Had a pair visit my feeder in Millbrook, Ontario. Stunning colours.

May 09, 2017
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Rose Breasted Grossbeck
by: Diane

I just had this beautiful bird come to my feeder for the first time, never seen one before, he stayed and ate for quite awhile. I have lived in Welland Ontario all my life and never saw this bird, what a treat, I hope it comes back.

May 01, 2017
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

At my bird-feeder this morning on a rainy day in Guelph

Jul 31, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Matt

My in laws have these birds come to their feeder frequently. Good to know what they are called.

Jul 12, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Mike

There seems to be a very healthy population of these birds at my daughter's farm in Norwood, Ontario

Jun 23, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

First time ever seeing this bird! Gorgeous!
Little Britain Ontario. Hope we continue to see them.

Jun 19, 2016
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Hit our window
by: Sheila

We had a baby Rose Breasted Grosbeak fly into a window this morning. It was quite stunned, and just sat under a bush near the window for a good 45 minutes. We even went outside and had a look at it and it didn't budge. Then we looked out again and it was gone. Upon further investigation we noticed it was up in the bush. Then about 30 minutes later we went out to check on it again, and we startled it and it flew away - favouring it's left wing. But at least it flew and hopefully it's doing fine now.

Jun 02, 2016
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Markham Sighting
by: Anonymous

Have seen this gorgeous bird visit our backyard in Markham the last couple of days. Today it came by for one last feed of sunflower seeds from the feeder at 7.45 pm.

May 28, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

First sighting of this beautiful bird in the Blue Mountains yesterday!


May 21, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Seen one at the feeder for about a week - Campbellford, Ontario.

May 21, 2016
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Ripley Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Gilligan

A new visitor to my Ripley bird feeder this morning-a gorgeous Rose Breasted Grosbeak! Wow! A first!

May 20, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

There is one that has been visiting our backyard in London, Ontario.

May 19, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Dean

Saw one at my feeder. A real beauty, first one I have seen in 10 years in Newmarket, Ontario.

May 17, 2016
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Beautiful Birds
by: Bob Shannon

Just saw A Rose Breasted Grosbeak in back yard
7.00Pm - Rodney, Ontario.

May 17, 2016
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Ingleside
by: Anonymous

We have had 2 males coming to the feeders regularly for about 3 weeks. Have lived here for 17 yrs and only seen this bird twice. Now it's multiple times a day. Awesome!!!!!!

May 16, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosebeak
by: Heather

We have a pair of these beautiful birds came here on Saturday May 14 2016. First time we saw them here in Beautiful downtown Sprucedale, Ontario.

May 16, 2016
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What a treat!
by: C Turner

Just had one visit my feeder here in south Ajax, Ontario by the lake. Beautiful bird - first time I've seen one!

May 15, 2016
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Saw one today
by: Diane

At my mother's feeder in London. I've never seen these before. Lovely!

May 15, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak Milton
by: Anonymous

Have at least 2 families of them making a pit stop at my b-y feeder here in Milton, for the past 2 days May 13 & 14 2016. Gold finches, cardinal, cowbird, Morning Doves undeterred by the Grosbeaks presence, and the RB Grosbeaks don't seem to be bothered by any of the other birds except perhaps the occasional starling

May 15, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

May 14th 2016 I saw a red breasted grosbeak looking in our window - what a beautiful vibrant coloured bird - such a treat to see one :)

May 14, 2016
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Group of 6+ RB-Grosbeaks
by: Jim

For the 1st time ever there was a group of at least 6 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at my yard feeders in the West Shore area of Pickering, May 13th, 2016. I got some fabulous pics of them, as well as a few Baltimore Orioles who arrived within 3 minutes of my hanging 2 orange halves on the feeder, and the 1st hummingbird of the season. 3 1st's in the same day, LUCKY Friday the 13th, I suppose!~
And as I write I see a bird I do not recognize, wth?

May 13, 2016
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Sighting of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
by: Doug Vann

We saw a pair of these birds this afternoon here in Pike Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. They were at a feeder enjoying the mixed seeds.

May 11, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak Sighting
by: Diane

Just saw one at our bird-feeder in Orangeville, Ontario. I have never seen one before ... what a beautiful bird!

May 11, 2016
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Sighting in Strathroy
by: Anonymous

Just seen two of them at my feeder, this is the first time I have seen them, lots of colour, hoping they come again to visit my feeder in Strathroy.

May 10, 2016
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Beautiful birds
by: Mary Jane Gable-Flock

May 10, 2016 we are in Hamilton, Ontario just a block below the escarpment. Both male and female have been coming to our bird feeders for the past week.

May 10, 2016
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Rose Crested Grosbeak, Cambridge Ontario
by: Debbie

May 10, 2016 - I saw a Rose Crested Grosbeak on the deck rail eating birdseed. Looked very healthy!

May 10, 2016
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Rose-Breastfed Grosbeak
by: Janette

There is actually a pair at my feeders today! The female looks like an overgrown finch with brown colorings, nothing as spectacular as the male. I live in Grimsby, Ontario.

May 10, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

We have lots of birds in our yard just outside of Guelph, Ontario, but this is the first time we have seen a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. We also have a very large number of yellow finches this Spring. They seem to enjoy the bird seed this year from Costco!

May 09, 2016
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Platform Feeder
by: Anonymous

I had a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak then a female at my feeder today in Oakville, Ontario. Saw them last year for the first time.

May 09, 2016
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May 9 - first time spotting!
by: Anonymous

I had one of these at my feeder this morning! He/she was beautiful! Got several pics before it flew away. Wow! First time seeing in my life - so exciting!

May 08, 2016
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Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Welcome! Just spotted my first red breasted grosbeak this morning. They have arrived back for the season. I love these birds!

May 04, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

We have one at our bird feeder today in Welland, Ontario - nice bird, eats lots!

May 04, 2016
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Just saw a Rose Breasted Grosbeak!
by: Rosie

Saw one for the first time ever this morning in Downtown Toronto on my suet feeder. What an eye-catcher! Gorgeous!!

May 01, 2016
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Gwen

There is one in my feeder today, never seen one before here. I live in St Thomas, Ontario.
Your webmistress, Barb, here - I also live in St Thomas, and have never seen one! I hope the one you saw comes to my feeder too!

Jul 05, 2015
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Our first sighting
by: Anonymous

My wife and I have lived here for 16 years and this is the first time spotting one in our mulberry tree, along with three cedar waxwings.

May 19, 2015
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In Thunder Bay
by: Anonymous

Had one sitting on my window sill for a good 15 minutes in Thunder Bay, Ontario ..... first time I have seen one as well, very cute!

May 11, 2015
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May 11, 2015
by: Anonymous

3 pairs at my feeder today along with 2 pairs of orioles .... A great birding season so far. I love the Grosbeaks as they will just sit on the feeder and crunch away. They are not skittish like the Orioles who love grape jelly.

Oct 04, 2014
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

I saw one for the first time in twenty years, this spring, the next day there were two, constantly at the feeder, they did not seem to be afraid of us at all, then there were five, and we realized they were the babies! They came right into the gazebo and would swing on the chandelier like parrots! So delightful. Then they were gone, I hope they come back next year.

Sep 09, 2014
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First Sighting
by: Kate

We saw our first Rose Breasted Grosbeak at our feeder in Mid August, we have never seen one on our feeders before, we live in Willow Beach, just outside of Sutton Ontario. He hung around for about 5 days, then he was gone, but while he was here he pretty much took over one of our feeders, even the blue jays couldn't scare him off.

Jun 17, 2014
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Jacquie

I had never seen a Rose Breasted Grosbeak until today. A beautiful male kept flying quite close to my picture window. I was so afraid he would hurt himself. I grabbed the camera but of course he's nowhere to been seen now. Sure hope he comes back. I live in the Keene/Hastings area.

May 28, 2014
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Way Up North
by: Anonymous

First time seeing one here just north of Sudbury, Ontario. I know he must be lost this far north.

May 19, 2014
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Common at our feeder
by: Brian F

We get these "cut throat" grosbeaks every spring. They love oil sunflowers. I got a video a couple days ago of a male Oriole and male Grosbeak fighting at our Window feeder (The Oriole successfully defended it). We are in Finch, Ontario.

May 18, 2014
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A beautiful bird
by: Don

First time seeing one in our backyard. We have been here for 4 years. St. Catharines.

May 18, 2014
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North Central Ontario
by: Anna

We live north of Huntsville and have them here. Seen for the first time this year.

May 17, 2014
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

I saw one of my feeder yesterday for the first time. It was a male with no female even any where... Had my feeder for three years now and yesterday was first sighting. I live in downtown Brampton

May 16, 2014
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Gorgeous!
by: Monica

This is the first time I have seen these birds! There are two males and what I believe is one female at my little backyard feeder right now. They have been eating voraciously for nearly an hour. Hope they continue to return! I am about 10km north of Stouffville in the hamlet of Ballantrae.

May 13, 2014
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Seen one today.
by: Anonymous

What a cool bird. First time I have seen one. Peterborough, Ontario.

May 12, 2014
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First time I have ever seen one of these birds
by: Anonymous

I have never seen one of these birds before. We live in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, and unfortunately my daughter found this little guy deceased in our back yard. What a beautiful bird though. The markings are absolutely gorgeous .

May 11, 2014
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Grosbeak Sighting
by: Anonymous

For the last couple of days we have had 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks feeding at our sunflower seed feeder near Manilla, Ontario. This is the 1st time that we have seen them here. They are such a pretty bird.

May 10, 2014
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First Time!
by: Anonymous

Kingston, Ontario - Couldn't miss this beauty at the backyard feeder -identified him through your site - thanks! Joined by what would appear (similar face and wing markings but no red throat) to be his mate. Our neighbour has many outdoor cats, so I hope they decide to hang around.
We're especially pleased when anything other than starlings visit!

I'm glad to have been of assistance!

May 09, 2014
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

We have several of the birds at our feeder and in the yard. I do not know their nesting habits. They do not seem to be moving on.

May 09, 2014
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Smithville, Ontario
by: Anonymous

Just watched two Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in my yard at the feeder.

May 09, 2014
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

My grand-daughter spotted this bird in our back yard yesterday, southeast Scarborough (Toronto) and as it turned out there were three of them. We often bird watch and the small book we had did not list them. Thanks for the information as this is the first year we've seen them around here.

May 13, 2013
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Way North
by: Anonymous

I have a feeder on my deck and I have a regular Rose Breasted Grosbeak visiting. I'm a little far north in New Liskeard, Ontario, and wondered if it's uncommon for them to be this far north.

I'm not sure, perhaps one of our readers will know.....

May 12, 2013
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Oakville May 12, 2013
by: Debbie

Rose Breasted Grosbeak seen at our backyard feeder today - feeding on sunflower seeds. Sharing the feeder with cardinals, house finches and goldfinches.

Jun 23, 2012
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Demorestville, Ontario
by: Jackie

Thanks for your website, first time I have ever seen this bird. It is eating at the bird feeder.

Jun 18, 2012
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Have one of these birds
by: Janice

4 years ago a Rose Breasted Grosbeak hit our window and hurt its wing. He is doing very well. He loves my Mom and also says "Pretty Bird". He eats seed and fruit & veggies. He sings a lot (and loud). Does anyone know how long these birds live? Thanks.

Wow, I didn't know that they would survive in captivity. Sorry, I don't know how long they live, but perhaps one of our readers may know.

May 09, 2012
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I got a picture!
by: Anonymous

I have lived here since 1992 and have bird feeders in living room window - the first time ever seen just outside Spencerville, Ontario. Only has been coming to feeder for 3 days now, only one so far, and I got some nice pictures!

May 06, 2012
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First time
by: Anonymous

Just saw one at the sunflower feeder ... in Oakville, Ontario. The first time I have ever seen one!

May 04, 2012
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My first sighting
by: Lynn Shwadchuck

I spotted this perched outside the window and got a very good shot of it. I knew the name, but had never seen one. Sharbot Lake Ontario.

May 03, 2012
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May 03, 2012
by: Anonymous

Have very many different types of birds that come to our feeders. This is the first time that we have seen the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. There are a pair of them, hope they find our feeders satisfactory so they will stay around. Beautiful bird.

May 02, 2012
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Happy bird moment
by: lisa m.

I have lived in this house for 5 years, always having feeders. Today, I have seen two of these birds..... it made my day.

May 02, 2012
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I saw one too
by: Anonymous

We have a homemade feeder in our yard in Paris, Ontario, and we spotted a pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks there this morning - we put out sunflower seeds and they love them !

Jul 28, 2011
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Friendly Rose-brested Grosbeaks
by: Ruth S.

I have several Grosbeak that feed in my back yard daily. This is the second year they have been coming to my feeders and this morning I was late putting out the feeders and the Grosbeak came to my patio, perched on the back of the chair and looked the sliding glass door at me while his lady friend waited on the fence. I managed to get two pictures of him which I can send via e-mail if I can get an address. I live in Innisfil by lake Simcoe so I have a plethora of wildlife passing by my window daily.

Hi Ruth - thanks for the info, you can send your pictures to us by completing the form on our Backyard Birds page, where it says "Enter your Title". If you send your pictures, I will add this report to them.



Jul 15, 2011
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Never seen before
by: Anonymous

I saw this bird early in the morning on the fence in my backyard. Never seen one before and had to "Google" it immediately. We live in Cobourg, Ontario, and we see a large variety of birds in our yard as we live next to an open grassy field and woods. Very interesting to say the least. What type of seeding does this beautiful bird prefer to eat?

I'm not sure what they eat - probably an assortment of seeds, maybe one of our readers will know!

Jul 04, 2011
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Grosbeak
by: Dorothy and Ian

Just saw a pair at the feeder in our garden in Grand Bend. Lovely birds. Been around a lot this year - but never before

Jun 17, 2011
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Saw one in Pickering, Ontario in June 2011.

Jun 12, 2011
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Beautiful Bird
by: Anonymous

Just saw our very first one June 10/11, at our feeder in Johnstown, Ontario. What a beautiful sight, hope it come back.

Jun 12, 2011
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Seen one for the first time in Johnstown Ontario, what a beautiful bird.

May 24, 2011
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Grosbeak
by: Wendy

Just saw a beautiful male Rose Breasted Grosbeak at our feeder, just south of Peterborough. First one we have ever seen, very striking.

May 18, 2011
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He's beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Just spotted one at our feeder this morning here in Hawkesbury, Ontario. What a handsome sight!

May 17, 2011
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Delhi, Ontario
by: Anonymous

Yesterday, May 16th 2011, first time ever seeing these birds. Have two males and two females. Even in the rain today the 17th, they are coming to feeder. Awesome colours.

May 17, 2011
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First sighting at our feeder
by: Anonymous

Schomberg, Ontario. Been here 15 years this is the first time we have seen this bird at our feeder.

May 15, 2011
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Mississauga sighting
by: Anonymous

This is also the first time we have seen this beauty. It is everything that the other people who posted said it was (colourful and not shy or skittish with people or other backyard birds).

Perhaps these migratory birds have chosen a slightly different path this year, due to the wet weather we have been experiencing here and in Manitoba.

I'm just glad I got to see one (the male). :)

May 15, 2011
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Anonymous

Just spotted one at my feeder in Kitchener-Waterloo.

May 12, 2011
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First Visit
by: Willy

Aurora, Ontario - I've been living here for 20 years and this is their first visit to the feeders. One male and one female. What a joy!

May 12, 2011
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First time we have seen one
by: Rick

We had our first visit here on Wendigo Lake in Northern Ontario, from this bright coloured fellow only a couple days ago. Had to look him up on this site. We knew he was some kind of Grosbeak.

May 11, 2011
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Sighting in Nova Scotia
by: Anonymous

We have an adult male here at our feeder, but it's the first year we've ever seen one. Are they typically known to be in Nova Scotia?

Hello there in Atlantic Canada! According to the website All About Birds, Nova Scotia is part of the summer breeding ground of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak, so perhaps you will see more of them.


May 11, 2011
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First Sighting
by: Bruce

I feed the local birds here in Belle River, Ontario, they congregate on the ground below my apartment balcony and this is the first time I have ever seen one of these beautiful birds.

My wife saw the female a couple of days ago and I saw the male yesterday, he complimented me by coming up on my balcony to investigate and eat some seeds that had fallen out of my container.

May 09, 2011
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We have one too
by: Anonymous

We just spotted one this morning in our backyard in Brampton, and decided to look it up, because we've never seen one here before this morning.

They're so pretty.

May 09, 2011
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First Sighting
by: Janet&Mel Severin

Hi, We just saw the Rose Breasted Grosbeak on the 6th and 7th of May and we have never seen one before. What a beautiful bird! We have lived here all our lives and we've just seen it now. What a nice surprise it was.

May 08, 2011
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: terry greenwood

I had 11 male Rose Breated Grosbeaks in my yard on May 6th of this year (2100). If you want to see some video, type in ve3tmg on YouTube. I live in Windsor, Ontario.

May 08, 2011
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First sighting ever!
by: KC

I just had two at my feeder in Oshawa, Ontario

May 06, 2011
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First spotting
by: Mark c

I live in Chatham and just had one at my feeder also. This is the first time I have seen one here. Very neat!

May 03, 2011
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Cindy S

Just had one at my feeder! Haven't seen one in years. Beautiful! May 3 2011

May 02, 2011
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Sighting
by: Beverly

Saw this bird tonight in London Ontario at our feeder. Been in London 17 years and this is the first sighting. Remarkable looking bird and not shy - I was able to get pretty close and took some pictures.

May 02, 2011
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Grosbeak
by: Dave & Karen

Just saw two at feeder in Waterloo, Ontario.

Apr 28, 2011
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rose breasted grosbeak
by: barker

Just saw a Rose Breasted Grosbeak in Brighton, Ontario. Are these birds common to this area?

I'm not sure, perhaps one of our readers will know .....

Jun 06, 2010
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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
by: Nancy

Hello. Yes they are the most colorful and wonderful bird. We live in Tobermory and they arrive every year in May.Usually travel with the Orioles. they feed here for about 2 weeks then leave. The males usually arrive a few days before the females who are a brown color.
So hopefully you will see them again next spring now that they have been to your feeders.
Enjoy them they are so beautiful.
Nancy.

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