Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch ends this month, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Minnesota trout fishing season opens mid-month
  • Canada Geese and Bald Eagles are nesting.
  • Ring-necked Pheasants are crowing and displaying to attract mates.
  • Purple Martins arrive in our southern areas.
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Common Egrets, Sora Rails, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Chipping and Field Sparrows, Barn Swallows, Forster's Terns, Green-backed Herons, Pectoral Sandpipers, White Pelicans, Broad-winged Hawks, Whip-poor-wills, Chimney Swifts, Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Brown Thrashers arrive.
  • Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Winter Wrens and Brown Creepers pass through the area.
  • Juncos are forming flocks to migrate north.
  • The first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles arrive. Be sure to have their feeders ready.
  • Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
  • Earth Day, April 20.