Absolutely. At least they eat the cherries. I have seen both Cedar Waxwings and American Robins feasting on them. However I can't recall seeing Band-tailed Pigeons do so, and they gorge on fruit of both cascara and elderberry trees. So perhaps the cherries are a "famine food" for birds when other food sources are not as readily available. But that is only a hypothesis.
From: "Mary Lee Sayre" <maryleesayre...>
Cc: "OBOL Oregon Birders Online" <obol...>
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:27:24 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
I’ve understood that most of the wild cherry on the west side of the Cascades are Bittercherry, not Chokecherry. I this so and do birds like Bittercherry? I have some on my property and have not seen the birds eat it.
Mary Lee Sayre
On Oct 1, 2017, at 2:29 PM, L Markoff < <canyoneagle...> > wrote: