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April Happenings

Seasonal Update

Jim Gilbert refers to April as “winter’s last act,” with the potential for cold and cloudy weather for part of the month, before warmer days finally reign. Remember to hang nectar feeders the last week of April for hummingbirds and orioles!

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 our March/April Bird’s-Eye Newsletter for birdhouse tips, to learn the importance of snags, to correctly identify thrushes vs. thrashers . . . and so much more! 

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Backyard birding

Resources

Getting Started

Getting Started

Start here for some great resources to help you succeed.

Attract Species

Attract Species

Persuade desired bird species to frequent your backyard.

Trouble-shooting

Trouble-shooting

Time-tested tips & tricks to discourage unwelcome pests.

MN Bird Guide

MN Bird Guide

Identify and keep track of Minnesota’s backyard birds.

Seasonal Tips

Seasonal
Tips

Activities to keep your backyard booming year-round.