Through the Window: December 2021

Red-breasted Nuthatches, woodcarving by Bob Spear.
Red-breasted Nuthatches, woodcarving by Bob Spear.

December has those short days, but there is still time to see birds. You can go outside, or sit at a window, or peek around a tree…

Until the turning of the year …

  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Mourning Dove
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Goldfinch
  • Brown Creeper

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in October 2021.)
Still-not-birds: Eastern Chipmunks and Gray Squirrels.


Care to join us during the winter? Call to schedule your visit, or attend one of our upcoming events. See you soon!

Volunteers, we always have opportunities for you!

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, 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, 8′ steel 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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