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: July 2019

By July, the birds get pretty busy with nestlings, fledglings, and juveniles.  A few juveniles of one kind of another come to the feeders, and fuss at their parents to keep on feeding them. Here are the species seen at the feeders over the last month. Sometimes we can even tell when the bird is …

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Through the Window: June 2019

Summer is in full swing around here!  every day we fill and watch the feeders, learning new bird identifications, or watching behavior subtleties in birds species we know .It’s amazing to start to pick up on tiny differences in the bibs of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, or behaviors of one Blue Jay and another.

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Through the Window: May 2019

We started off our opening month with fantastic birds and birders and bird walks.! Even some surprising observations, like this one: It seems to be nesting nearby, as it has returned to the window several times—for nesting material? Territory? Foraging? We don’t know yet… As for other May birds, seen by more people through the …

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Through the Window: April 2019

April sometimes make me think of the distant rumble of a storm, long before it gets here. Instead of a rumble though, it’s the first waves of migratory birds coming north, reminding us spring is about to crash over us. Yes, yes, some places have spring earlier, say March, or even February (such a thought) …

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