January Nature Happenings - Southeast Region

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw

  • Watch for mixed flocks of birds to feed on winter berries, poison ivy and cedar trees.

  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing quality, high energy food and an open source of water is important.

  • During the first or second week of January, the first returning Purple Martins will be seen along the coast.

  • Squirrel mating season...oh my!

  • Woodpeckers are easy to spot on leafless trees.

  • Waterfowl are present on the coast or on deep-water lakes. A great month to bird!

  • Coastal states host many wintering hummingbirds that need a reliable source of nectar. Tallahassee gets its share of winter visitors!

  • During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.

  • Bald Eagles begin nesting behavior.

  • Black-crowned Night-Heron nesting begins.

  • Wood Stork colony formation begins.

  • Barred Owl: (January - February) nesting peak (incubation 28-33 days).

  • Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11

  • Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!