December Nature Happenings
• Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
Please come into the store for more information. We'll help you get started counting birds with Project FeederWatch!
Dark-Eyed Junco at Feeder
• Watch for an increasing number of juncos on the ground beneath your seed feeders.
• Audubon's yearly Christmas Bird Count is this month. To participate, go to birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.
• Provide a blend with enough white millet to satisfy the increase in ground feeding birds like towhees and juncos.
• Duck and geese numbers peak throughout the state.
• Watch for flocks of Cedar Waxwings.
• Feeder activity increases as weather cools and rains arrive.
• Robins occasionally come in flocks to bird baths.
• Flocks of Surf Scoters (large sea ducks that winter here) form behind the surf zone. Keep your scopes handy to look for Black and White-Winged Scoters.
• Rafts of Western Grebes form behind surf zone. You'll need scopes to look for Clark’s Grebes.
• Geminid Meteor Shower is mid-month.