December Happenings

Seasonal Update

Dazzling landscapes of frosted trees, frozen lakes and fresh snow are backdrops for December. Holiday lights brighten long-stretching nights as sunshine reaches its minimum for the year. Backyard birds flock to filled feeders and heated birdbaths. 

What else can you expect to see and notice this month? Take a look at our archive of Jim Gilbert’s Phenology reports from many years past. You can gleam hints of what you can expect this month by reading his observations from past years.

Pick up our latest edition of the Bird’s-Eye View newsletter for information on how birds’ bodies weather winter, a gift list for bird lovers, holiday treats for birds, and more! 

Current Newsletter

Phenology Archives

Cover and back images of Nov/Dec 2019 newsletter

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.