Nature Happenings

  • Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April,
  • Feeders get busier as the month progresses.
  • Open water is important if there's an early freeze. Put out heated bird baths for a winter water source.
  • American Goldfinches arrive in large numbers. Keep those finch feeders filled!
  • Number and variety of wintering hummingbirds begins to build on Coast.
  • Resident birds that may have left their home territory return for the winter.
  • Waterfowl migration peaks this month.
  • Franklin's Gulls pass through in large numbers on their way to wintering grounds of the coast of Chile.
  • Common Loons and Bald Eagles arrive from the north.
  • Northern Gannets arrive along the SE coast.
  • Fall begins for most migratory waterfowl.
  • The fall migratory population of the Sandhill Crane peaks in mid-November.
  • Leonid meteor shower is mid-month.


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