Improving Habitat for Scarlet Tanagers
Species Associated with Scarlet Tanagers
Although Scarlet Tanagers are still common and are not considered to be of conservation concern
in many areas, they do share habitat requirements
with other forest birds that are of higher
conservation priority. Priority status for each species is
determined on a regional basis by Partners in Flight. We used
PIF conservation priority designations and Breeding
Bird Census (BBC) data to determine the species
and conservation status of the birds that are most likely
to benefit from habitat improvement for Scarlet
Tanagers. We used BBC data to determine which forest
bird species were frequently associated with
Scarlet Tanagers in each region (Figure 8). In the
regional profiles that follow, we list those species that
occurred on at least 75% of BBC plots with Scarlet Tanagers,
as well as additional forest species that are identified
as high priority in regional PIF plans and the
national Watch List.
Figure 8. Although not a high-priority species
for conservation, the Red-eyed Vireo is more likely to
be found with Scarlet Tanagers than any other
species within the tanager's range.
Photo by Mike Hopiak.