Through the Window: February 2019

Common Redpoll. Photo by E. Talmage and used by permission.
Common Redpoll. Photo by E. Talmage and used by permission.

So this is the second time we’re posting this month’s entry, because Things Happened (not caused by us) at our host and our site had to be reset to a backup version. Anything we added or edited after that date went “poof”! Eeek.

However, we now have even more frequent backups (lesson learned!)… but I can’t remember much about February! Of course, we did keep the bird list record, so there’s that. Also, if you run a website using anything like wordpress or joomla or squarespace or such, please keep your plugins and site software up-to-date. It’s good for all of us. Go get your updates and backups scheduled and running… then get outside and check out the birds! You deserve it.

  • Blue Jay
  • Mourning Dove
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Chipping Sparrow (under azalea on February 12)
  • Common Redpoll (on February 20, and often after)
  • American Crow (on February 27)

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in January 2019.)


It’s still our “by-appointment season! Call us to arrange a visit to the Museum: check out the viewing window, come along a bird monitoring walk, or find us out and about. We continue to host walks, classes, and more. These are listed on our events page.

Volunteers, we have opportunities for you!

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter , tumblr, and/or Instagram, you’ll find us talking about bird news, sharing photos, suggesting events, and more. Check us out!

The “Through the Window” series is an informal record of observations made by staff, volunteers, and visitors. Anyone at the Museum may add to this list. Observations are usually through our viewing window: a large window with a film covering that helps hide watchers from the birds. We have chairs and binoculars to try, a white board, and many identification guides. Outdoors, several feeders are attached on a single, bear-resistant pole. A small pond, flowers and water plants, shrubs and trees add cover and (seasonally) other food choices . You can sometimes see what we see via our webcam.

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