Through the Window: April 2014

Huzzah for migratory species! Some of those we saw are birds we have not seen since last year. Others are here most months, even some of the bold-faced birds(we did not see them last month). FOY means “First of Year”.

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • American Goldfinch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • European Starling
  • Dark-eyed Junco (at least 35 on 4/19)
  • Common Grackle
  • American Robin
  • Song Sparrow
  • Wild Turkey
  • American Crow
  • Northern Goshawk (4/10/14)
  • Eastern Phoebe (FOY 4/12/14)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (FOY 4/14/14)
  • Fox Sparrow (FOY 4/16/14)
  • Hermit Thrush (FOY 4/16/14)


Additional critters: Woodchuck (4/9/14), Eastern Chipmunk, Red squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Wood Frogs (4/14/14) and eggs (4/15/14)

Come see them for yourself! We’re open daily from 10-4 and we have great art, cool science, and astonishingly detailed woodcarvings, as well as live birds outside. Check out our calendar of events for special things to do and see.

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 to make it more difficult for birds to see the watchers. We have chairs and binoculars to try there, 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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