Observed On the Property

We often record bird sightings at the Museum.

Some records are informal, like our notes at the Viewing Window (see below for recent birding entries from our blog).

Some records are for monitoring purposes and we record those in eBird, one of many citizen science projects. That’s where records from our monthly bird monitoring walks, the Early Birder walks, Nestwatch and Great Backyard Bird Count, or when something particularly unusual gets reported.

We also participate additional not-just-birds citizen science projects.

Bird Blog

Below you will find recent blog posts categorized “birding”. The full blog is here, and of course we invite you to attend a walk or several.

Through the Window: March 2020

Well this was not the March we expected. Admittedly, the birds here seem quite unaffected. We did keep observing birds from our windows and cams, just with fewer human friends (in person).  Welcome back, Common Grackle and Song Sparrow! We’ve rearranged our schedules and updated some policies to deal with COVID-19. Details soon! The birds …

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Through the Window: February 2020

Sometimes, a month with nothing unusual is really quite comforting. But that was just old friends who are birds! For our human friends, in February we also shared programs about Kinglets, opened up for the Great Backyard Bird Count, painted signs, installed our Little Free Library, played Wingspan at the Museum, and hopefully inspired art! …

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Through the Window: January 2020

It’s been a somewhat snowy month (with what feels like big temperature swings and more thawing). This has made for lovely photos (check out our instagram), and not-too-troublesome road conditions for people coming to our events (a series of bird talks and a few walks). The feeders aren’t quiet, exactly, but they are slight less …

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Through the Window: December 2019

We’ve enjoyed welcoming some new birders to our monthly bird monitoring walks. This more than makes up for the quiet of the winter species counts at our a Viewing Window. These walks are the last Saturday of every month. We record those observations over on eBird. Before you head over there, though, enjoy this short …

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