Scarlet Tanager – 5/24/22

Observer: Marshall Katler

Observation Date: 5/24/22

Observation Time: 10:15 a.m.

Observation Location: King Phillip Rock where Lakeview Field Trail and Horizon’s path diverge

Common Name: Scarlet Tanager

Scientific Name: Piranga olivacea

Comments: Scarlet tanagers are common in Sharon, but seldom seen. Their woodland habitat obscures them in the leaves. I identified this one by hearing its song. To hear what they sound like, click HERE.

To find them, learn their song and follow your ears as you walk along trails through the woods. Check out the trail maps on this web site.

More Information: All About Birds