February Nature Happenings



       Rufous Hummingbird                    Tree Swallow                       Northern Flicker                   Anna's Hummingbird


  • Great Backyard Bird Count, mid-month, https://www.birdcount.org/
  • Project FeederWatch continues, https://feederwatch.org/
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Many raptors over-winter in the area. Look for Golden and Bald Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks
  • Northern Flickers will exhibit territory and mating behaviors such as pecking on metal chimney caps.
  • First male Rufous Hummingbirds return, females will return 2 to 3 weeks later.
  • Anna’s Hummingbirds often breed mid-month.
  • Tree and Violet-green Swallows begin to arrive late in the month
  • Crocuses and Angel’s Tears in bloom. Spring bulbs (daffodils, hyacinths and tulips) are sprouting and beginning to bloom.
  • Great Horned Owls are hooting to establish territories and attract mates.
  • Red-naped and Red-breasted Sapsuckers are making sap wells on trees.