Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • International Festival of Owls in Houston, MN is in early-March.
  • Bluebirds, Song Sparrows, male Red-winged Blackbirds, Great Blue Herons, Blue-winged Teal, Turkey Vultures, Belted Kingfishers, Northern Flickers, Eastern Phoebes, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Swamp and Song Sparrows and Grackles arrive.
  • Great Blue Herons are in rookeries.
  • Wood Ducks begin to arrive.
  • Bald Eagles are migrating through Mississippi River valley, Pepin to Winona.
  • Woodpeckers are tapping to attract mates.
  • First American Robins and Fox Sparrows return.
  • Bohemian Waxwings are moving through the area.
  • Bald Eagles can be seen carrying nesting material.
  • Ruffed Grouse begin drumming.
  • Prairie Chickens are dancing.
  • Sandhill Cranes can be seen migrating through the area.