February Nature Happenings - Southeast Region

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 16-19, 2018. Get ready to count and report what you see, www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month.
  • 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 be returning this month!
  • Be sure to have nesting boxes ready for Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Chickadees as they select their nesting territories this month.
  • Barred Owls and Eastern Screech Owls are courting. When you step outdoors at night, be sure to listen!
  • As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
  • Sandhill Cranes can be seen migrating north in late February.
  • Apalachee Audubon hosts its 11th Annual Wildlife Friendly Yards Tour, Sat., February 17, 2018, from 10 am - 4 pm. Tickets $10 at WBU.
  • American Robin spring migration begins in late February.
  • Flocks of Cedar Waxwings can be seen feeding on berries.