Through the Window: June 2018

Northern Flicker. Carved by Bob Spear; photographed by Museum staff.
Northern Flicker. Carved by Bob Spear; photographed by Museum staff.

Early birders continued their weekly walks this month. It’s such fun to go out with them or hear their stories afterward; each month is different. Those lists are generally recorded over on eBird. From the windows, we stick with the more well-recognized feeder and forest edge birds. Even here, there are often stories to be discovered.

  • Blue Jay
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Northern Flicker
  • American Crow
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Turkey Vulture
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Wren
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Purple Finch
  • House Finch

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in May 2018.)

Drop by between 10am and 4pm—see the feeder birds yourself (and add to our monthly lists). View our 2018 exhibit, Common Grounds: art inspired by 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Volunteers, we have opportunities for you!

We continue to host walks, classes, and more. These are listed on our events page. If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter , tumblr, and/or Instagram too, you’ll find more comments, links, and observations. See you soon!

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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