Through the Window: January 2019

It’s pretty quiet this month for the birds, but we’ve had some great school groups and our It’s A Bird’s Life talks for 2019 started up.

Tufted Titmouse, carved by Bob Spear
Tufted Titmouse, carved by Bob Spear
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch

(All of these species were also recorded in December 2018.)


It’s our “by-appointment season! Call us to arrange a visit to the Museum: check out the viewing window, come along a bird monitoring walk, or find us out an about. We continue to host walks, classes, and more. These are listed on our events page.

Volunteers, we have opportunities for you!

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter , tumblr, and/or Instagram too, you’ll find us talking about bird news, sharing photos, suggesting events, and more. Come on by!

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.

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. Continue reading “Through the Window: June 2018”