Through the Window: April 2024

Well, it’s true that some of these we didn’t see when looking out the window!  It’s a loose unofficial record! We might have observed these birds while walking into or around the building, or heard them from the front door. Or, in the case of Wood Frogs*, heard through the windows and sometimes, possibly, through the wall.

April Bird List

  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • American Goldfinch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Mourning Dove
  • Purple Finch 
  • Eastern Phoebe (singing 9 April 2024)
  • Pine Siskin 
  • American Robin
  • Turkey Vulture
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Louisiana Waterthrush (16 April 2024, in the woods)
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Winter Wren
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak

(Bold items in this list are species not recorded in March 2024.)

I don’t know why we didn’t record Blue Jays or Red-breasted Nuthatches, but I suppose their schedules and ours didn’t match up this month!

* Well, yes, Wood Frogs are most definitely Not Birds. But in April, when they get to competing for mates, their “quacking” call is loud. Wait, if it quacks like a duck…?

Curious about which birds our friends, neighbors, members, and volunteers have observed? Here’s a link for all official April e-Bird observations: Enjoy!

Want to go look for birds with us? Register for one of our upcoming events or visit to the Museum. See you soon!

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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 webcamNote:  We are in the process of changing hosts and re-doing how the netcam feeds to the site. The image may not be refreshing properly. Feel free to ask the webmistress for updates. 

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