The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak will spend long periods on the nest each day and will even sing from the nest. The male and female take turns incubating their eggs in the nest. They will breed in our region in late April and head to South and Central America again for the winter in mid-September.
Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website
This episode aired on Saturday July 19, 2014.