Red Dead Redemption 2 Waxwing
Class Bird
Size Small

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Waxwing can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Small sized Bird animal. We recommend using a Varmint Rifle or a Repeater to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the Gamey Bird meal from hunting it, Cedar Waxwing. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Waxwing Locations

Every type of Waxwing found in RDR2.

Using the best weapons to hunt a Waxwing in Red Dead 2, will reward you with a Perfect Quality Kill. Since this animal is herbivore you should use Herbivore Bait to attract it in the wild.

Waxwing Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Herbivore Bait
  • Bow with Small Game Arrow

Regular Waxwing Locations

    RDR2 Waxwing Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    Cedar Waxwing

    • The Cedar Waxwing inhabits open and forested areas across the states.
    • Their primary herbivore diet includes berries and sugary fruit all year round, and they will only feed on insects during breeding seasons.
    • A Bow and Small Game Arrows can take down these small birds.
    • Their feathers can be used for crafting.

    Locations where you can find:


    Waxwing Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Gamey Bird Plain Game Bird None None None

    Waxwing Materials

    The materials you will receive from hunting and skinning an Waxwing will depend on the animal quality and kill quality.

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Waxwing Carcass $1 Perfect Kill
    Good Waxwing Carcass $0.6 Good Kill
    Poor Waxwing Carcass $0.4 Poor Kill
    Cedar Waxwing Feather $0.3 Any
    Gamey Bird Meat $0.25 Any
    Flight Feather $0.15 Any

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Waxwing Crafting

    What you can make from Waxwing crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Pilgrim Accessory $11.00 Turkey Feather, Cedar Waxwing Feather x2, Blue Jay Feather x3

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description
    Improved Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Flight Feather Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 15 Damage
    Fire Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Animal Fat – 1x Flight Feather Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 20 Damage | Incendiary Effect
    Dynamite Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Dynamite – 1x Flight Feather Located at the South end of Wapiti Indian Reservation, at the base of a wooden bridge you will find it within a chest. | Also sold by Fences after “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town” + 40 Damage | Explosive Effect
    Poison Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Oleander Sage – 1x Flight Feather Located Northeast of Bacchus Station, right outside the Mysterious Hill Home. You will receive it from a chest | Also sold by Fences after Chapter 2 + 5 Damage | Good for Hunting
    Small Game Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Regular Shotgun Shells – 1x Flight Feather Received at the start of Chapter 2 - 20 Damage | Good for Hunting Small animals