Songs, flights and feathers signal the start of courtship for many bird species this month. The first half of the month usually remains cold and cloudy, but warmer temperatures and sunshine often appear mid-month and continue on into March. Below are some entries from our Jim Gilbert’s Phenology Archives to help you compare months from one year to another. What else is happening this month?
For years, Minnesota naturalist and author Jim Gilbert recorded seasonal happenings in his phenology reports. Looking back at these reports, we can make educated guesses at what we can expect in the month ahead. Take a look at our archive of Jim Gilbert’s Phenology reports.
And make sure to pick up ourJan/Feb 2024 Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter. Discover Houston, Minnesota’s International Owl Center; learn about changing Nyjer® consumption, where birds go at night (and why), staff picks, and seasonal notes..