Nature Happenings

August

  • Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
  • Purple Martins begin heading south (adults by the start of the month, juveniles by the end of the month).
  • Broad-winged Hawk migration begins.
  • Chimney Swifts can be seen in large flocks over chimneys at dusk.
  • Second brood of hummingbirds begin to appear at feeders early- to mid-month.
  • American Goldfinches are fledging late this month.
  • Migration begins for Ospreys and raptors.
  • Early warblers (Cape May, Tennessee, Magnolia, Blackburnian) are migrate southward.
  • The peak of Ruby-throated Hummingbird fall migration is mid-August.
  • Carolina Chickadees begin forming pairs (protracted during non-breedng season).
  • Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.