Nature Happenings

February

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, mid-month, birdcount.org
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Project FeederWatch continues, feederwatch.org
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbirds reach the Gulf Coast in late February.
  • Early migrant warblers, including the Northern Parula, start to arrive along the Gulf Coast.
  • Have houses ready for Purple Martins that will return by end of the month.
  • Be sure to have nesting boxes ready for bluebirds as they select their nesting territories this month.
  • Barred Owls and Eastern Screech-Owls are courting.
  • As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
  • Sandhill Cranes can be seen migrating north in late February.
  • Smith's Longspurs will be on their way back to the Arctic by the end of the month.
  • American Robin spring migration begins in late February.
  • Flocks of Cedar Waxwings can be seen feeding on berries.