Other Info About Blackbirds

Do Blackbirds Migrate?

Blackbirds are more migratory in the northern ranges and non-migratory, year-round residents in the southern ranges.

What Foods Do Blackbirds Eat?

Cracked corn, millet, sunflower chips, peanut pieces, Bark Butter®, Bark Butter Bits, mealworms

Where Do Blackbirds Nest?

Blackbirds nest in trees, bushes and marshes. Will not use a nest box. Starlings nests in existing cavities. Will use a nest box.

What Do Blackbirds Look Like?

Male and female have similar plumage except female Red-winged Blackbird and Brown-headed Cowbird are paler. No seasonal plumage changes except for Starling. Juvenile plumage similar to adults.

Blackbird Range Maps

Maps provided by Birds of North America Online.
Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.